The trial of the leaders of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium, CACSC and 25 other Southern Cameroon detainees will resume today Wednesday May 24, 2017 at the Yaoundé Military tribunal.
Today’s court session involving the Chairman of the Consortium, Barrister Agbor Balla Nkongho, the Secretary General Dr Fontem Neba and Mancho Bibixy among others will be the second hearing since the court decided to apply a kind of “Joinder of Proceedings” against the wish of the defense counsel.
The Cameroon judiciary dominated by French Cameroun political elites has given a deaf ear to demands by the defense counsel for bails to be granted to the Anglophone leaders and all those arrested during the climax of the crisis. The argument whether to grant them bail or not was at the centre of the various submissions last April 27. Without any signal from the presidency of the republic to the judges, the case was moved to May the 24, 2017.
Several international organizations including prominent Anglophone citizens loyal to the regime in Yaoundé have been calling on the Biya Francophone regime to release all Southern Cameroonians arrested ever since the beginning of the uprising. The detained Southern Cameroonians are accused of vandalism, hostility, terrorism, revolution, secession among others.
By Sama Ernest with cables from CIN