In October 1999, Ebenezer Akwanga and dozens of other Southern Cameroons activists were sentenced to long prison terms by the Military tribunal in Cameroon for subversion. Ebenezer received a 20 year jail term but escaped from prison 7 years later. He was tortured and almost blinded in prison. Most of his prison inmates died in prison.
In 2006, Ebenezer was granted refugee status in the USA. in 2008, he contated London based human rights organisation Redress that fights for the rights of state tortured victims. The case was taken to the UN human rights Committee that ruled in Ebenezer’s favour in 2011. The state of Cameroon had to make reparations, including paying compensation to Ebenezer for the years he was imprisoned and tortured. Five years after that landmark case, the Cameroonian government has been feet dragging and refusing to compensate Ebenezer. This is his Case for compensation