Saturday, December 20, 2014

Reporters Without Borders concerned about Cameroon military courts

Reporters Without Borders has urged the president of Cameroon not to approve pending anti-terrorism legislation. Among the points made:
"The decision to give military courts exclusive jurisdiction is also worrying because the use of military courts to try civilians should be the exception, not the rule. Furthermore, the defence minister has the power to appoint and assign military judges, which raises questions about their independence vis-à-vis the government."

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