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Cameroon: Prisoners

Volume 494: debated on Thursday 25 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will request a report from the Cameroon authorities on the (a) health of and (b) availability of medical assistance, (c) physical conditions at the place of detention and (d) process for appeal against their sentence of the imprisoned chairman and vice chairman of the Southern Cameroons National Council. (282179)

The chairman of the Southern Cameroons National Council (SCNC), Chief Ayamba Ette Otun, together with the vice chairman Nfor Ngala Nfor, and activist Enow John Enow were released on bail on 3 June 2009 and remain at liberty. The process by which they may appeal against their sentence is a matter of Cameroon law and for their legal representatives to advise them.