Monday, April 11, 2011

Lapiro de Mbanga Released from Prison!

Lapiro and his wife after being released
In August of 2010, we wrote a blog post about how Cameroonian music star Lapiro de Mbanga was jailed for the politically-charged nature of his songs, more specifically the song ‘Constitution constipée’ (‘Constipated constitution’). The song expressed de Mbanga’s distrust in the in Cameroon government’s plans to expand their constitutional power. Clearly, de Mbanga was unfairly thrown in jail for acting on what we feel should be a fundamental freedom for all: the freedom of speech.

Well this weekend we got good news that after over 3 years in jail, de Mbanga has been released! Read more about this exciting news on Freemuse.
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