The detained leaders of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium have started an unlimited hunger strike to protest the ill-treatment meted on them by security agents loyal to the Yaoundé regime. A well-placed government source confirmed the news and revealed that the Anglophone leaders began the strike action on Monday the 10th of July 2017.
On Sunday, Secret Service officers stormed the building hosting the leaders referred to as the Mixed Mobile Brigade (BMM) and forcefully collected the belongings of the leaders including precious objects such as mobile phones, dresses, wrist watches and many other valuable items.
The Anglophone civil society leaders have been placed in solitary confinements and are forbidden from receiving visitors including family members. Dr Fontem Neba and Dr Barrister Agbor Bala, have been detained since the violent demonstrations that rocked the English speaking regions of the country at the end of last year.
The ruling Francophone political elites have opened a trial against the leaders in a Francophone military tribunal in Yaoundé. The West Cameroon activists have been charged with acts of terrorism, hostility against the homeland, secession, revolution, insurrection, outrage to the President of the Republic, group rebellion, civil war, propagation of false news.
The Biya Francophone Beti Ewondo regime is moving slowly but surely towards subjecting the leaders to the death penalty, in accordance with a dubious law passed on the 23rd of December 2014-a move that many fear may push the nation to civil war.
By Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai
Cameroon Intelligence Report