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Cameroon – Anglophone Problem: The trial of the leaders opens tomorrow at the Military Court of Yaounde

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Written by Deckson N.

Eight counts were brought against them. These include hostility to the homeland and secession.

Tomorrow, February 1, 2017 at the Yaounde Military Court, Mancho Bibixy, Nkongho Agbor Balla and Dr. Fontem presented as the leaders of the anglophone crisis will sit on the dock. Then will open a trial in which they will have to answer eight counts that Cameroonian justice has detained against them. These include hostilities against the homeland, secession, civil war, revolution, armed groups, propagation of false news, attacks on public officials and collective resistance. In its edition of 31 January 2017, the daily Mutations wrote that “the names Fontem Afoteka’a Neba and Felix Agbor Nkongho Balla are cited repeatedly in communication which made public the inquiry of the aforementioned actors as the artisans of the social movements of the Northwest and the Southwest.

In its January 25 edition, the daily Le Jour pointed out that the charges against the defendants relate to terrorism. And in the law of 23 December 2014 on the repression of acts of terrorism, the examining magistrate referred to a provision of that law. “The death penalty shall be punishable by any person who, in complicity or co-action, commits any act or threat likely to cause death, to endanger the physical integrity, to cause bodily injury or damage to property, damage to natural resources, to the environment “stipulates Article 2 of this text. To this must be added that the offenses raised are also punished by the new Penal Code promulgated in July 2016.

The daily Mutations notes that despite the attempts by the government to negotiate the end of the Anglophone crisis, the leaders, especially those of the consortium, initiated the Ghost Towns in the English-speaking regions.

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