The trial against the leaders of the Anglophone protest resumed this morning at the military court in Yaounde. Surprisingly, Mancho Bibixy, one of the defendants, went to court in handcuffs, barefoot, with a more secure security device than at previous sessions.
According to one source, Mancho Bibixy would have decided to appear before the courts “as a criminal“. The leaders of the anglophone revolt who applied for an interim release were denied. The court also decided to postpone the trial until 29 June.
It should be noted that this is not the first time that the application for interim release of the English-speaking leaders has been rejected. A first request made at their fourth appearance last April had also not received a favorable response from the court.
According to the Network of Human and Peoples’ Rights Defenders (REDHAC), the Anglophone crisis has deprived 71 people of freedom, instead of 23 as announced by official sources. Five of them were released last weekend, according to the national daily. Read the 17 names HERE