Detained US professor to appear before new prosecutorNewsday.
The development comes two days after legal authorities dropped a charge that Nganang (47), an outspoken cultural studies and comparative literature professor, had insulted Cameroon’s President Paul Biya with writings published and posted just before he was arrested on 6 December while boarding a flight from Cameroon to meet his wife in Zimbabwe. However, supporters said Nganang remains charged with issuing a death threat against Biya.
By last Wednesday, an open letter generated at Princeton University in the US, written to “condemn in the strongest possible terms the illegal detention of our colleague and friend, the esteemed Cameroonian-American scholar and writer Professor Patrice Nganang”, had garnered more than 600 signatures from academics and activists worldwide. It also contained signatures of more than 100 Stony Brook University professors and students.
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