因发短讯而面临监禁 —— 佛穆索·伊沃·菲


Lego-style portrait of Fomusoh Ivo Feh, created by Ai Weiwei for the 2016 Write for Rights campaign. Fomusoh Ivo Feh was arrested on 13 December 2014 in Limbe, Cameroon after sending a sarcastic text message about Boko Haram to his friends. As a student studying in Buea, a town in South West Cameroon, Fomusoh Ivo would often joke around. He sent his school friends a silly bad taste message which read ‘Boko Haram is recruiting young people from 14 years old, with a GCE O level’. One of his friend’s uncle saw the SMS and showed it to the police who arrested Fomusoh. On 14 January 2015, Fomusoh was transferred to the main second prison of Cameroon which houses suspected terrorists. Fomusoh is being tried by the military tribunal and is facing death penalty under Cameroonian anti-terror law
© Ai Weiwei

来自喀麦隆的佛穆索·伊沃·菲(Fomusoh Ivo Feh)的未来本来一片光明。他即将在自己的国家喀麦隆的一所大学就读,然而,一个短信改变了一切。

有一天,伊沃收到一个朋友的短讯,说:“博科圣地正在招募14岁及以上的年轻人。招聘条件:英国普通教育文凭试的4个科目合格,包括宗教。"

他的朋友的信息显示了,要是你没有高学历,要找一份好的工作并不容易,甚至开玩笑说即使博科圣地(一个武装团体)也不会雇用你,除非你有很好的考试成绩。

伊沃把信息转发给另一个朋友,那朋友又把信息传给中学的朋友。一名老师看到这个信息,就没收了电话,并向警察展示。伊沃、他的朋友和一名年轻学生于2014年9月及12月全部被捕。

11月2日,军事法院判处伊沃和他的两名朋友犯下与恐怖主义有关的“罪行”而要入狱10年,但他们不应因为传阅一个私下的玩笑而断送未来。

我们敦促喀麦隆释放伊沃和他的朋友。

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