Thursday, August 22, 2019

A verdict at dawn

Ten anglophone separatists were convicted by a military court in Cameroon after a one-day trial, according to this Bloomberg report. They were given life sentences. "The men were found guilty of charges including acts of rebellion and hostility against the state after a trial that took less than 24 hours and concluded around 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the head of their lawyers’ team, Nico Amungwa Tanyi."

Human rights jurisprudence strongly disfavors the trial of civilians by military courts.

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