Michel Biem Tong expected to appear before the Yaounde Military Tribunal on December 5

Imprisoned Cameroon journalist beseechs financial support

By Boris Esono (Buea-Cameroon)

Michel Biem Tong expected to appear before the Yaounde Military Tribunal on December 5
Michel Biem Tong expected to appear before the Yaounde Military Tribunal on December 5

Imprisoned journalist Michel Biem Tong has solicited help from Cameroonians especially financially as he languishes at the Kondengui Maximum security prison in Yaoundé.

Michel Biem Tong, a web journalist was arrested in late October and transferred to Kondengui after spending several weeks in a cell at the Gendarmerie headquarters and has since been charged with propagation of false statements, supporting terrorism and contempt against the Head of State.

Journalist Michel Biem Tong locked up at the Kondegui central prison has written to Cameroonians soliciting for support especially financially to help him during his stay in the prison cell.

It is from his prison that the journalist wrote an open letter where he indicated that he was mentally strong and thanked all those who have been supporting him since his arrest.

He reassures the people that before his innocence which he has never ceased to claim, his morals remain intact and he believes there is surely a good way out of all he is going through.

After expressing his gratitude to the people for their support, the journalist besought them to help him financially by saying “as everyone who has been to the Kondegui central prison can testify, the prison is extremely expensive and our survival only depends on our financial capacity”.

He adds that those who want to support him could get to his family so that their support could reach him. Michel Biem Tong is expected to appear before the Yaounde Military Tribunal on December 5, 2018 to answer charges brought before him.

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