5, February 2017
Since 2016, the editorial desk of the Cameroon Concord News Group has regularly expressed concern at the ill-treatment of Anglophone detainees in Francophone jails. Now it appears that over 300 persons arrested in connection with the recent Southern Cameroons uprising are still being held without being formally charged with any offence.
It is reported that many of those detained have since died, either as a result of torture or ill-treatment and lack of adequate medical care. The Francophone dominated government of Mr. Paul Biya has the duty to bring to justice the soldiers and police officers who killed innocent civilians in Kumba, Buea, Bamenda and Kumbo. This will never happen.
The trial of the leaders of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium will never be done within the rules laid down by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Article 5 states: No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Article 9 states: No one shall be subject to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
In this edition of the The Agbaw-Ebai Debate, we are asking our readers what the interim leaders of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium should do to ensure that all those responsible for the military courts in French Cameroun adhere strictly to the principles laid down by the United Nations.
A-Declare Southern Cameroons an independent republic
B-Launch an armed resistance
C-Continue with the strikes and the civil disobedience campaign
D-Plot the demise of Senator Musonge, Minister Atanga Nji and Mayor Ekema Patrick