Cameroonian journalist abducted in Chad

Cameroonian journalist Innocent Ebodé was abducted from his home in the Chadian capital N’Djamena on 21 December. A military source said that he is safe in Kousséri, across the border in Cameroon, but Ebodé’s family and lawyer have not heard from him. The abduction, said to be by two men in civilian clothing, follows the journalist’s deportation in mid-October and the closure of the independent N’Djamena-based newspaper he edits, La Voix, in November. His lawyer expressed concern that the abduction was linked to the journalist’s intention to attend a court hearing regarding the seizure of La Voix on 3 December.

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