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Mukong v Cameroon (UN Human Rights Committee)

Geographic relevance: International

Language: English

Data type: Legal citations

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Mr. Mukong was a journalist, writer and opponent of the one-party system in Cameroon. He was arrested following an interview with the BBC in which he criticised the President of Cameroon and its Government. He was detained without charge for a prolonged period, despite repeated requests for information on the reason for his detention. The UNHRC found that his detention was discriminatory because Mr M was detained due to his political opinions.

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