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Greenpeace flays conviction of Cameroonian activist, Nasako Besingi

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According to the body, the environmental activist’s conviction is a judicial harassment and violation of freedom of expression in Cameroon Greenpeace Africa is alarmed by the judicial harassment against a prominent environmental activist and human rights defender. On Thursday, Nasako Besingi was sentenced to pay 344400 FCFA (575 USD) in fines or face one year in prison. “This is Besingi’s second ...

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Cameroon activist pursued by courts amid interferance in legal process

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An internationally-renowned environmental human rights defender, Nasako Besingi, is being pursued in the courts in Cameroon for defending his own community’s land rights. However, the company he is peacefully protesting against is seeking favourable treatment from the state for its own lawsuits, according to new evidence obtained by Greenpeace Africa and the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP). Besingi had his pending ...

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