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Police fired on Students in Ambazonia
Since the 27th of
April 2005, students at the university of Buea (Ambazonia) have been on
strike. On the 28th April 2005 the paramilitary police forces of French
Cameroon swooped down on students brutalizing, maiming, arresting, shooting
two students dead an other reportedly died later from internal bleeding.
of Ambazonia Students Association (ASA) University of Buea
" (...) The reasons for the strike includes:
1- Being part of a nation-wide protest against attempts by the Minister of Higher Education to raise fees at state universities by 100%.
2-To request for the university of Buea to build toilets within the school so one can ease themselves in the campus if they have to. Since the opening of the university some 12years ago there have been no functioning toilets in the campus.
3-To request for water points in the campus so that one could have a drink of water if one is thirsty without having to buy from a shop. Strangely the shops in campus are owned by senior officials in the administration, the same people to decide on the construction of water points.
4-To request the replacement of our vice-chancellor, as our present vice-chancellor has repeatedly voilated our rights as students by banning the students' union and setting up such an autocratic administrative structure that has left students angry and frustrated for lack of the possibility to express their rights as students elsewhere do.
The above points
and others which for lack of space cannot be included here were reasons
for our strike. Unfortunately the Registrar of the university who has
been part of this oppressive administration called the police to disrupt
our strike. In the event two students were shot death just because we
wanted to march to the governor to lodge our complains.
In these circumstances,
we believe the only way to get some justice is for us to plead for solidarity
from all freedom and justice loving peoples and governments around the
world to send messages on this issue to the president of Cameroon, Mr.Paul
Biya to use his high office and intervene in this matter.
p.s .Look for reports of the previous happenings in www.ambazonia.indymedia.org
you could send your fax for the president of Cameroon through the closest embassy to you.
Please do not forget
to copy us so we can inform our fellow students of how much foreign
support we are getting.
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