Appeal for the release of Marafa Hamidou Yaya in Cameroon

Meeting of the SI Council at the United Nations, New York, 6-7 July 2015

The Socialist International expresses its concern at the imprisonment of Marafa Hamidou Yaya in Cameroon, on seemingly politically motivated charges. Though steps are needed to tackle corruption and embezzlement in Cameroon, this process should not be used as an excuse to settle political scores. The SI calls on the government of Cameroon to ensure that human rights, the United Nations charter and Cameroon’s constitution are respected in this matter.