Songwriter Released

Singer-songwriter Lapiro de Mbanga (real name: Pierre Roger Lambo Sandjo) was freed on April 8, 2011, having completed a three-year prison sentence for allegedly instigating anti-government riots. More

Author Jailed for Insulting President’s Wife

PEN International condemns the imprisonment of author Bertrand Teyou, detained since November 2010 for "insulting" President Biya’s wife in a book published last year and for attempting to hold… More

Editors Conditionally Released

Robert Mintya (Le Devoir) and Serge Sabouang (La Nation) , who had been imprisoned for alleged forgery since February, were released conditionally pending trial but no date has been… More

Two Years On, Songwriter Remains Imprisoned

International PEN protests the continued imprisonment of singer-songwriter Lapiro de Mbanga (Pierre Roger Lambo Sandjo), whose final appeal has still not been heard despite having served more than two… More