30, August 2017
The regime in Yaounde has once again postponed the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium leaders hearing. Defense lawyers for Barrister Agbor Balla Felix Nkongho and Dr Fontem Neba were awaiting the start of the trial scheduled for August 29, 2017 at the Yaounde High Court but it was postponed to the 5th of September 2017.
This postponement greatly angered the defense team that arrived early at the Mfoundi High Court in Yaounde anticipating that the Francophone tribunal will rule on the habeas corpus motion for the immediate release of Dr. Barrister NKongho Felix Agbor and Dr. Fontem Neba.
The lawyers were informed by the president of the court that the detainees were not released from the Kondengui detention facility. A sister publication, Cameroon Intelligence Report noted earlier today that the Kondengui prison administrator told the Mfoundi High Court that the prison did not have guards to escort the leaders to the court premise.
The leaders of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium are expected to respond to lame and ridiculous charges of coercion, acts of terrorism, hostility against the fatherland, secession, revolution and insurrection in the social movements that is currently going on in Southern Cameroons. They have been imprisoned in Yaounde central prison for eight months.
The so-called Military Tribunal had rejected the request for provisional release. Next Thursday, Dr. Nkongho Felix Agbor, Dr. Fontem Neba and other Southern Cameroons detainees incarcerated in the context of the anglophone crisis are expected to attend the hearing at the Military Tribunal.
By Sama Ernest
Cameroon Concord News