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Ambazonian Soldiers Are Covered By The Geneva Convention-Justice Ayah Paul

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May 15, 2018

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There is a common saying that “Many cooks spoil the soup”. One is tempted to say of today’s Camerou(oo)n that “Many experts of international humanitarian law spoil the law”. And the case in point is the barrister guest of “Talking Point” on Equinox TV on May 14, 2018. He was introduced as a lawyer/expert of international law. And truly he ended up confounding the public and even ordinary lawyers that we are.

The politest way one can depict his expert utterances about international humanitarian law is that it was a heap of contradictions and evasive digression. One needs to listen to him again and again to be able to guess what exactly was the key point of his argument.

It seems he asserted that “Ambazonian soldiers” are not covered by the Third Geneva Convention relative to international humanitarian law (whatever that means). But it is abundantly clear to everyone with a sound mind and just some elementary legal knowledge that that instrument covers regular soldiers, MILITIA and even ordinary “civilians who accompany the armed forces”.

It would be abusive of the intelligence of the public to want to define the term MILITIA, especially in the African context where warlords are commonplace. But it seems salutary to mention that an essential aspect of the militia is their involvement in an armed struggle against the regular military… Need one say more?

It is in superfluity then to add that our expert barrister of international humanitarian law erred woefully in his reasoning; and erred even more in contending that the “Ambazonian soldiers” cannot be identified, and that they do not wear uniforms. Is he implying that the war was declared against ghosts/spirits? And do militia or “civilians who accompany the armed forces” wear uniforms? If yet they are covered by the instrument in question, what makes the case of “Ambazonian soldiers” so special/peculiar?

It is highly likely our barrister expert of international humanitarian law was referring to an instrument other than the Third Geneva Convention! That is the only possible conclusion when he relates EMBLEMS to human beings as he did. The Third Convention and the protocols do attach EMBLEMS exclusively to humanitarian organizations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Red Crescent, and the Red Crystal. It takes extra-terrestrial configuration of conception to see otherwise; and ultra-finesse in intelligence to hold to the contrary…

On the whole, if one were bold enough, one would demand that Equinox TV invite their expert guest to appear again to clarify the legal mix-up after he must have reread the Third Geneva Convention and the protocols carefully/properly.

In the meantime, we ordinary lawyers firmly hold that the Third Geneva Convention covers the “Ambazonian soldiers”, and that stance seems least likely to admit of any reasoning à contrario; except of course there is some confidential/private Third Geneva Convention that tantalizes us at our lowly levels.

That’s our case!

Ayah Paul Abine

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  1. George

    May 15, 2018 at 3:37 PM

    Pa Ayah sorry to tell you but we should be honest. LRC is a lawless country. It even goes so far that the criminal regime violates its own constitution and laws to keep opponents and free thinkers like you in custody.

    I hope that the Federal Republic of Ambazonia will be build up on different values.

  2. WONYEMPI

    May 15, 2018 at 3:47 PM

    we are wining and we have win this war declear by LRP. mark are you people aware of what that is going on on the north of LRP i mean ngaoundere,let me inform you all our brothers have been chase out and their properties sees,reason becos one of their terrorist army died in the battler ground,in the northern zone.we are still monitoring this news.

    • bamenda boy

      May 15, 2018 at 3:52 PM

      NONSENSE….

      • blackmamber

        May 15, 2018 at 4:34 PM

        THIS STUPID FOOL WHO CALLS HIMSELF ‘bamanda boy’, must be one of la republic paid agents. I wish I can lay my hands on you, you son of a prostitute

        • homeboy

          May 15, 2018 at 4:38 PM

          thats your achievement in 17 months, intimidation, threats and insults.

        • George

          May 15, 2018 at 4:41 PM

          Just ignore. That is the best part.

          • homeboy

            May 15, 2018 at 4:58 PM

            he has no answer to my comment, so he can only ignore. France has been under state of emergency for more than a year because of IS attacks, the french people have simply adapted and continue their daily lives and Cameroonians also under attack by sponsored terrorist will also adapt and move on with their daily activities, FB ambazonia shall never have an inch of Cameroon.

  3. bamenda boy

    May 15, 2018 at 3:50 PM

    HIHIHI THIS OLD PAAAH ;

    YOU ARE LIKE MY GRAN PAAH BUT YOU ARE SELLING DREAM FOR STUDIPS AND UNEDUCATES AMBOYS.
    I HAD ABANDONED MY BUSINESS ; GO TO THE BUSH WITH 03CLASSES MATES TRAIN OURSELF BY THIS FOOL WHO DEATH 3MONTHS AGO BUT THE BIG BROTHER OF MY CLASS MATE HEART THAT HIS JUNIOR BROTHER JOING AMBA FIGHTERS ;HE MADE MORE ENDEAVORS AND CONTACTED US WHEN WE CAME OUT TO BUY SOME FOODS STUFFS. AFTER CHATTING WITH US I HEART MANIES THINGS ABOUT THIS STUPIDS FIGHT ”BUSINESS”.

    NOW OLD PAAH AS PAUL ABINE COMES LYING AND PUSHING YOUNGS TO GO AND KILL THEIRSELF. ALL MY BROTHER WE CANNOT CHALLENGE LRC BECAUSE USA FRANCE UK WILL NEVER SUPPORT US ; SINCE 2YEARS THEY ARE KILLING NO ACTIONS FROM INTERNATIONAL;S COMMUNITIES.

    PLEASE OPEN YOURS EYES DONT LEAVE MARK BARWETAS USES YOUR BLOOD TO BECOMES FAT.

    I AM FROM SW AND CAMEROONIAN

    • bamenda boy

      May 17, 2018 at 7:44 AM

      HOMEBOY GREET YOU ;

      THANKS FOR THIS POINT BUT GEORGES IS FRUSTRATED ;BECAUSE UNTIL TODAY NO ANSWER AND SUPPORT FOR USA/EU. FINALLY ;HE WILL BECOME MAD .
      I AM FROM SW AND CAMEROONIAN ;MAY GOD HAS MERCY FOR SOOL AND FORGIVE ME.I WILL BETRAY ANY ONE IN BUEA WHOSE CALL AMBAFOOL FOR THE LRC ARMIES.

      WONYEMPI FUCKS YOU ;YOU WANT TO KILL ME LIKE OURS OWNS TERRORISTS BROTHERS HAVE KILLED CHIEF EBAKO BUT YOU WILL NOT SUCCEED THIS CASE.

      YESTERDAY YOU KILLLED TRADITIONAL CHEF IN LEBIALEM BUT YOU WILL SEE …

      I AM FROM SW AND CAMEROONIAN …

      I AM

  4. George

    May 15, 2018 at 4:21 PM

    I LOVE THE DESPERATION OF LRP.

    I forgot to mention that I would really like to see Ayah Paul helping to build up our judiciary.

    • homeboy

      May 15, 2018 at 4:37 PM

      don’t worry @george, get use to living away from Cameroon, we Cameroonians are getting use to taking cover when we hear gun shots, the people of Congo has been doing same for many years as well as Burkina Faso, Mali, so don’t expect your ambazonia to have an inch of land in Cameroon. We will simply adapt and continue our daily activities.

    • homeboy

      May 15, 2018 at 10:58 PM

      @george, i saw your god fada mark ranting on FB like a mad dog, the only difference this time is that he was attacking the US ambassador to Cameroon. What a shame, There is one thing you should understand, as long as you encourage kids to carry AK47s and upload the videos on social media, you will never have any international backing. You are funding terrorists groups and Cameroon has case.

      Even look at what happened in Gaza yesterday, did you see any of the protesters carrying guns even though thousands were injured and over 50 killed in a single day? They want to show the internal community that they are peaceful and demanding their rights be respected, that is why there was a strong condemnation from the international community.

      As i have always said, this struggle was hijacked by greedy minds and now it has also been hijacked from them by arm groups. Cameroonians in NW and SW will adapt to live with gunfire everyday and life will continue.

      Must you go on social media to rant or throw threats when one has a different opinion? Even look at innocent women in Nkambe who came out to dance out the stress after difficult 17 months and what you guys do is to upload their videos and photos on social media and threaten them with death. WHO DO YOU THINK YOU GUYs ARE?

  5. George

    May 16, 2018 at 4:03 AM

    Now the regime is paddling back. They want to investigate the torture and killing of that cocoa farmer by LRP criminals. Don’t be fooled. There was a lot of pressure from the French and American embassy two days ago to do so. France has no interest to further escalate the crisis and the Americans felt somehow cheated. Our East Camerounian neighbours shall not feel misguided by US ambassador Mr. Barlerin comment concerning the diaspora. He is a diplomat and he knows that he needs the criminal regime of Biya to solve that issue. So just a bit of honey for the weak LRP soul. Salt and pepper will follow soon.

  6. Bueapickin

    May 21, 2018 at 2:42 PM

    Justice Ayah Paul is right, the Taliban are also covered by the Geneva convention. Now what?

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Kofi Annan, in memoriam

We have received news this morning of the passing away of Kofi Annan, a son of Ghana and Africa, a statesman of the world. We salute the memory of Kofi Annan who personally achieved many things, including recognition as a Nobel Peace laureate in 2001.

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Mr Annan was to some extent let down by the West. But he did publicly recognised that he could have done more to prevent those dark moments from occurring in our world.

Fast forward two decades. Successive batches of UN and world leaders have failed to address the case of the Southern Cameroons. Here we are today – in conflict, our people being murdered by troops loyal to the man whom Kofi Annan trusted, our women being raped, a genocide developing in our land, hundreds of thousands of our people displaced.

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But Mr Annan knows the value of independence. Speaking about Ghana’s independence to a group in 2012 in Canada, he declared, “I walked away as a young man believing change is possible, even radical revolutionary change.”

The people of #Ambazonia #SouthernCameroons should take the hint from Mr Annan’s quote above.

As we mourn a great statesman of the world, a son of Africa, the world should seize the opportunity to examine one of the burning issues where they failed to empower Koffi to resolve the annexation of Southern Cameroons Ambazonia by Cameroun which has now turned into conflict and Africa’s fastest growing humanitarian crisis.

Biya duped Kofi. We hope Antonio Guttieres will reflect on this.

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The war declared by the colonial President of Cameroun, Paul Biya, on the people of Southern Cameroons continue to escalate, with the terrorist forces of French Cameroon intensifying their genocidal atrocities on the innocent people. If the activities of the past week are anything to go by, then it wouldn’t be wrong to conclude that the terrorist colonial regime through it foot soldiers in Ambazonia has declared war on hospitals and medical personnel.

The week saw multiple targeted attacks on medical infrastructure and personnel in different localities across the war tone territory by the Yaoundé trained terrorists. This of course led to loss of lives and destruction of medical facilities and properties.

It all began some two months ago with when the Yaoundé terrorists attack and ransacked a local health unit in Ikiliwindi, Meme County, Southern Zone of Ambazonia, destroying the facility and manhandling the staff present. Their crime was that, they were allegedly offering their services to wounded Ambazonian Independence Restoration fighters. Today, the health facility is abandoned and the local population have resorted to traditional medical practices.

The next point of attack by the terrorists was the Government Integrated Heath Unit in Bafia, Muyuka local government of Fako County. The French Cameroun terrorist had attacked the facility shooting heavily with machine guns targeting hospitalized citizens and staff. Many patients and staff were wounded as they scamper for safety, while those who could not run gave themselves to fate. The medical facility now lies in ruins as the personnel have joined other residents in the bushes as they run for their lives.

Hospital personnel in Lebialem have also come under repeated attacks from the colonial terrorists, with the arrest and brutal murder of a popular nurse in a popular Catholic Mission hospital in the county. Other hospital workers in that county have all deserted their work stations and now seek refuge in the cities of Kumba and Buea.

Last week, still in the Southern Zone, a local government health unit in Mbonge, Meme County, the colonial terrorists attacked and burned down an integrated health unit. A sick victim who was unable to get up from his hospital bed and run for safety was burned to dead. The crime of the facility and its managers is that they have been allegedly treating wounded Ambazonian fighters.
The situation is not different in the Northern Zone of Ambazonia. In Belo, Boyo County. Colonial terrorists have in multiple occasions attacked and harassed staff of the Mbingo Baptist hospital on grounds that they have been secretly offering their services to Ambazonian fighters.

The Batibo District Hospital is also said to have been shut down with staff on the run after the colonialists invaded the hospital brutalizing patients and staff, and accusing them of treating restoration forces. Other local health centers within the Momo County have also been shut down, while some have been completely burned down to ashes.

In Mbengwi, In Mbengwi, still in Momo County, a medical doctor identified as Njong Patrick and his wife Azah Nancy, a nurse were executed by the Biya forces in ISIS style, as they returned from work on a Motobike. The murdered health personnel were heads two different medical facilities. The Acha Tugi Hospital, which is the biggest hospital in Momo County and managed by the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon has also been deserted by staff after the colonial terrorists invade the facility seeking to arrest staff and patients with gunshot wounds.

In one of the most recent cases an ambulance transporting patients between Mbingo Baptist Hospital and the Bamenda General Hospital was targeted by colonial terrorist and spayed with bullets leaving a nurse seriously injured. The Nurse according to sources is still receiving treatment in a local hospital in Bamenda.

” It very fortunate that the shootings started when the bus was on its way from Mbingo after patients had been deposited. The casualties would have been more,” a source told a local television Equinox tv.
Since the beginning of the senseless war, many young men with gunshot wounds uptrained during the peaceful protests of September 22, and October 1st 2017 have been pulled out of hospital beds and executed on grounds that they are Ambazonian fighters.
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In the face of all these, one can only ask; even if these health facilities are offering services to Ambazonian fighters, what is wrong in them offering these services? Don’t they have the right to offer treatment to any wounded individual during a war like this?

Why have the colonial terrorists been going to these same hospitals for treatment when they are also wounded? A good numbr of them are offered first aid treatment in some of these hospitals before being ferried to their territories of Douala and Yaoundé through helicopters.

Let the colonial terrorists continue with their war crimes, with the hope that it will weaken the Ambazonian people to give up the revolution. They fail, this is a do or die movement. It is unstoppable and the people have made up their minds to live free or die. Ambazonia shall not only be free, but the colonial regime shall pay a heavy price for all these destruction after the revolution.

Agbor James

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