Monday, December 25, 2006

Shooting Students in Cameroon

It's worth a reminder that students in the United States are a privileged elite, even when their rights are being violated. Below is an announcement about Cameroon students who were shot and killed by police for protests:

Five Students Killed by Police in Protest against Corrupt Admissions Policy; Email the US Embassy in Cameroon to demand an end to the massacre! This can and will make a difference!

Exactly a year and 6 months after Cameroon forces shot dead 3 students at the University of Buea-Ambazonia (UB) in an attempt to stop the prolonged sit-in by students protesting an increase in school fees, the lack of basics like drinking fountains in school and the right to operate a Student Union on campus; Cameroon forces again opened fire at students of UB on November 29th, 2006, killing two students and injuring 3 others. Three more have since been shot dead.

Visit http://ambazonia.indymedia.org/ for more information, or scroll to the bottom of this message.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:
The government of Cameroon is extremely sensitive to criticism from the United States. In the past, the government has arrested corrupt officials after a mere reprimand from the US Ambassador for corruption. Please email the US Embassy in Yaounde, Cameroon to demand justice for the slain students, as well as an investigation into the ongoing repression of student movements in Ambazonia.

EMAIL the Embassy: boubatm@state.gov

1 comment:

Dibussi said...

Go to this Flickr page to view pictures of the injured and killed students: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dibussi/sets/72157594427527197/

See also: http://www.postnewsline.com/special_report_ub_medical_school_crisis/index.html