2 PRISONERS OF DOCTOR WITHOUT BORDERS RELEASED,THEY CARRIED AMBAZONIANS IN THEIR VEHICLE

2 PRISONERS OF DOCTOR WITHOUT BORDERS RELEASED,THEY CARRIED AMBAZONIANS IN THEIR VEHICLE

N Melo
by N Melo
May 21, 2022 0

2 PRISONERS OF DOCTOR WITHOUT BORDERS RELEASED,THEY CARRIED AMBAZONIANS IN THEIR VEHICLE

They are 2 MSF employees

– The prisoners were involved in an ambazonian case in the south west region

– They are 2 MSF employees

– They are accused of having taken care of an ambazonian secessionist with a bullet wound

Two prisoners in Cameroon have been released after more than four months in detention in Buea prison. They are two employees of the organization “Doctors Without Borders”.

Incarcerated towards the end of December 2021, they were provisionally released on Thursday, May 19, 2022 upon the return of Paul Biya. They had been accused of having taken care of a secessionist with a bullet wound in their ambulance in Kumba, in the southwest.

The non-governmental organization said it was relieved to see its two employees “regain their freedom and return to their families. A statement was issued to that effect.



Cameroon: Two MSF workers provisionally released from prison in the southwest

On Thursday, May 19, our colleagues Marguerite and Ashu were provisionally released from prison in Buea, in southwestern Cameroon. They were arrested on December 27, 2021, while transporting an injured patient by ambulance in the region, which has been plagued by violence between armed separatist groups and government security forces. We are relieved that they were able to regain their freedom and return to their families.

We hope that their freedom will be permanent and that the ongoing legal proceedings will fully exonerate them of any wrongdoing. We reiterate that at all times our colleagues followed the operating and notification procedures established with the authorities for the transfer of this patient last December 26.

Two other colleagues, arrested on January 19 and 20, are still in detention and we hope for a similar resolution. We are also confident that the tasks they performed for the medical organization were legal.

MSF and all of its staff are guided by medical ethics and the principles of impartiality, independence and neutrality.

We appreciate the support of all those who contributed to the release of our colleagues. MSF remains available to continue the dialogue with the authorities to resolve this situation as soon as possible, with a view to resuming our medical-humanitarian activities.

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