Yaounde: BBC Journalist arrested, Lawyers Assaulted.
BaretaNews is getting reports that Lawyers have been assaulted and interrupted in the middle of a press conference in Yaounde. The BBC journalist Mr. Randy Joe Saah was also arrested and all his equipment taken at the military tribunal.
Common and Civil Law Lawyers had appeared at the Military court in Yaounde to make sure the cases adjourned by the Military court against Barristers Agbor Nkongho, Dr. Fontem, and Mr. Mancho Bibixy, leaders of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium should not hold in their absence as the regime is capable of doing anything.
According to military personnel alleged to be a court clerk of the military court, there are orders that no media should cover the event except crooked CRTV. Some military personnel threatened to beat lawyers and passed an interim order that all lawyers will be searched before the leave the court premises.
Senior former Batoniers, Ni Muna Esq. Eta Bisong Esq. Ntumfor Nico Halle Esq later held close door sessions to secure the release of the BBC correspondent. Their reports are to the effect that he will be released but all his equipment will be probed and images deleted. It was a very disturbing and irksome scene which almost blew up to exchange of blows between lawyers and military when they attempted seizing the phones of lawyers.
It should be recalled that Anglophone Cameroon have been on protest since October 2016, schools and courts remain closed. Citizens from Anglophone Cameroon every Mondays and Tuesdays keep observing Ghost Towns ( No movement, dead cities)
It is fair to say that Cameroun has no rule of law. The military is in charge. We must continue resisting them
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