Maximilienne Ngo Mbe, Executive Director of the Network of Human Rights Defenders in Central Africa (Redhac).
According to the Network of Human Rights Defenders in Central Africa (Redhac), the suspension of the Internet connection, the arrest of Anglophone leaders and the disappearance of young demonstrators, Cameroon is guilty of violations of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
“By the arrests, arbitrary detentions of the leaders and other peaceful demonstrators, the State of Cameroon is caught in the act of a massive violation of articles 9, paragraph 1,” everyone has the right to information “, paragraph 2 The right to express and disseminate one’s opinions … “, article 10 A1” Everyone has the right to freely form associations with others … “of the African Charter on Human Rights of which the State of Cameroon has ascribed to “Said Maximilienne Ngo Mbe, Executive Director of the Network of Human Rights Defenders in Central Africa (Redhac).
During a press briefing at the REDHAC headquarters in Douala, the rights group indicated it’s position on human rights violations in the current Anglophone crisis.
REDHAC’S director said 8 of the 25 young people arrested during a peaceful demonstration in Bamenda are still missing. Maximilian Ngo Mbe request the State of Cameroon to communicate the list of these 8 missing for fear of being dragged before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention And on enforced disappearances.
The human rights group frowns at the trial of Anglophone Consortium leaders Dr. Felix Agbor-Balla, Dr Fontem Aforteba’a Neba, journalist Mancho BBC and five others (including one lady) residing in Bamenda. Accused of acts of terrorism, tried at the Yaounde Military Court, they risk the death penalty according to the anti-terrorism law of December 23, 2014.
According to the director of Redhac, all these people were victims of kidnapping and sequestration .
The human rights body also announced the establishment of national, regional and international action group to demand the release of all those arrested in connection with these demonstrations, the re-examination of the Terrorism in Cameroon, especially Article 2, the arrest and bring to justice of the police, security and defense forces. The publication of the names of the 8 demonstrators arrested by the authorities, missing to date and to re-establish Internet connection in these two regions.
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