Monday, March 30, 2015

Yaoundé (Cameroon) military tribunal set to try two journalists and a university professor

Rodrigue Ntongué, a journalist; Feliz Cyrique Ebolé Bola, another journalist; and Baba Wamé, a university professor, stand accused before a military tribunal of having failed to disclose activities which allegedly took place in 2013 in the capital city of Yaoundé and elsewhere, posing a risk to national security.

They are accused to have had in their possession pictures of rebels and other compromising documents received from Aboubakar Sidiki [President of the Mouvement patriotique du salut Camerounais, who stands accused in separate proceedings] which, if published, would foment a rebellion against the state of Cameroon. They were were required to report such occurrences pursuant to Cameroon's Penal Code (sections 74 and 107).

A date for the trial has yet to be set.

See article in Cameroon press

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