Cameroon Journalists Say They Are Regularly Abused, Brutalized

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YAOUNDE – Cameroon’s journalism association has called on authorities to immediately and unconditionally release journalists detained while covering anti-government protests this week. Police detained at least eight journalists covering Tuesday’s protests, searched the homes of four of them, and seized or destroyed their equipment. At least one journalist was still in custody Thursday. Tah Javis Read More

Zimbabwe Opposition Activist Detained, Ordered to Undergo Mental Evaluation

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A Zimbabwean opposition activist who faces trial for making allegedly false claims of torture by suspected state security agents was ordered Thursday into two weeks’ detention to undergo a mental health evaluation. Joana Mamombe was ordered by Judge Bianca Makwande to be evaluated by government doctors to ensure that she can stand trial in October. Read More