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Shock As Journalist Dies In Gov’t Detention After Severe Torture

Shock As Journalist Dies In Gov’t Detention After Severe Torture

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By Elite News Reporter Cameroonian journalist Samuel Wazizi, who was arrested in August for criticising the government's handling of a separatist revolt, has died in detention, rights group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has said.  Wazizi worked for CMTV, a local broadcaster based in Southwest Region, one of two areas where separatists in 2017 launched an armed campaign to establish an independent homeland for Cameroon's English-speaking minority. "Wazizi died in detention," RSF said in a statement issued late on Wednesday that called for a "thorough and independent investigation" into what happened. He was arrested on August 2, 2019, and "accused of speaking critically on the air about the authorities and their handling of the crisis," the watchdog said.  Fiv...
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