Southern Cameroons Crisis: Trial of Consortium Leaders postponed 0

The trial of the leaders of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium which was slated for the 1st of February 2017 has been moved to February the 13th by the Yaoundé military court. Barrister Nkongho Agbor Balla and Dr Fontem Neba including Mancho BBC were all handed eight counts charges by the Kangaroo court in Yaoundé.

The charges included hostility against the homeland, secession, civil war, revolution, armed band, propagation of false news, attacks on public agents of the state and collective resistance. The Biya regime has secretly agreed to dish out the death penalty under the Terrorism Act of 23 December 2014.

Article 2 of that law reads as follows: “The death penalty shall be punishable by any person who, in complicity or co-action, commits any act or threat that may cause death, endanger the physical integrity, Causing bodily injury or damage to property, damage to the environment “.

On the ground the strike continues despite the fact that the Internet remains cut.  The Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium has embarked on a diplomatic push in the West and the body has also noted that schools will remain closed until all Anglophone demands are met.

By Sama Ernest