Southern Cameroons: Leaders to be tried together with 25 other suspects 1

The Yaoundé military court has ordered a combination of proceedings in the so-called trial of the leaders’ of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium. The case of Dr Fontem Neba, Dr. Agbor Bala and Bbc Mancho- whose trial opened on the 13th of February at the Yaounde military court was attached to that of the other 25 accused and deferred to the 27th of April.

The 28 defendants are prosecuted for acts of terrorism, hostility against the fatherland, secession, revolution, insurrection, outrage to the President of the Republic, outrage against constituted bodies and officials, group rebellion, civil war and propagation of false news.

The Francophone regime has revealed that the leaders risk the death penalty if they are convicted of acts of terrorism in accordance with article 2 of Law No. 2014/028 of 23 December 2014 on the punishment of acts of terrorism.

By Rita Akana in Yaounde