This comes following a decision from President Paul Biya. In communique signed by Minister of State, Secretary General at the presidency of the Republic, Ferdinand Ngongoh, the head of state reaffirms his determination to seek a lasting solution to the crisis.
“I have ordered the discontinuance of proceedings pending before Military Tribunals against 333 persons arrested for misdemeanours, in connection with the crisis in the North-West and South-West Regions,” President Paul Biya said on his facebook page.
Some have however said the move is not enough, as the key actors involved are still being held.
In December 2018 it should be recalled, the Head of state in a similar gesture ordered for the release of 289 persons arrested within the the context of the anglophone crisis. Some say not up to that number were however released.
According to rights groups, over a thousand persons are still being detained because of the crisis. Many have questioned how this will resolve the Anglophone and stop violence in the restive North West and South West regions of Cameroon.
Mimi Mefo Info