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Nkongho Felix Agbor Balla

HRD & President
Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium (CASC)

Nkongho Felix Agbor Balla Cameroon is a human rights defender and the African Bar Association Vice President for Central Africa. He is also President of the Fako Lawyers Association (FAKLA) and President of the now-banned Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium (CASC).

In Cameroon, human rights defenders and journalists critical of the government are particularly targeted and often face harassment. HRDs working on minority and land issues as well as those working on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersexed (LGBTI) rights are particularly vulnerable.

Security forces have tortured, beat, harassed, and abused citizens, journalists, detainees and human rights defenders, especially those who are members of the LGBTI community. Governmental authorities have also impeded the effectiveness of human rights NGOs by disrupting their gatherings, harassing and threatening violence against their members, in addition to violently dispersing peaceful demonstrations. When a HRD receives threats by telephone, text message, or e-mail,