Trial Of Ambazonian Interim Leaders: Yaounde Miliatry Court Bows To The Demands Of Defence Council

The military court in Yaounde has decided not to continue the judgment of Ayuk Tabe Julius Sesiku and nine others until an appeal filed against a habeas corpus denial is reexamined.

Barrister Ndong Christopher, one of the defending lawyers of the interim leaders of Ambazonia speaking on behalf of the defence team, has said the outcome of today’s hearing is a significant progress in the case pitting the state and all the Ambazonian leaders involved in the January 2018 Nera arrests.

To him, for the first time, the law has been respected in the case. The Yaounde military court has adjourned the case to the 9th of July 2019.
“The judge was served a recusal notice filed and he decided to adjourn the matter pending when the decision of the recusal is handed by the Appeal Court President…” Barrister Tifuh, one of the lawyers said, adding that the fate of the ongoing case will only be known in the days ahead.

Barrister Eyambe,one of the interim leaders detained at Kondengui prison celebrated his birth day at the court with lawyers and other detainees singing birthday songs for him.

Sisiku Ayuk Tabe Julius, President of the self proclaimed state of Ambazonia and nine other leaders have seen their case postponed several times since they were brought to Cameroon from the Federal Republic of Nigeria in January 2018.

They are facing trials on charges of terrorism, rebellion, attempts to destabilize the country, amongst others.
Political commentators say the continuous postponement of the trial is synonymous to justice denied to persons seeking the restoration of Ambazonia statehood.

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