He was just about to start university in Cameroon, where he lives. But an SMS message changed everything.
One day, Ivo received a text message from a friend, saying: “Boko Haram recruits young people from 14 years old and above. Conditions for recruitment: 4 subjects at GCE, including religion”.
His friend’s message was a comment on how difficult it is to find a good job without being highly qualified – joking that even Boko Haram (an armed group) won’t take you unless you’ve passed five high school subjects.
Ivo forwarded the message to a friend, who sent it to a friend in secondary school. A teacher saw the text, having confiscated the phone, and showed it to the police. Ivo, his friend and the young student were all arrested sometime between September and December 2014.
The charges against them include trying to organize a rebellion against the state. Right now, they are in prison facing a trial in a military court and a 20-year prison sentence.
Demand that Cameroon drop all charges against Ivo and let him go.
Follow the link and https://www.change.org/start-a-petition?step=ask&utm_source=petition_show and sign the petition to #ReleaseFomusohIvoFeh
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