Anglophone Crisis: Crowd Pulling Trial Of Outlawed Consortium Leaders Begins Today In Yaounde
The president of the Fako Lawyers Association (FAKLA), Agbor-Balla and scribe of the University of University of Buea teachers syndicate ( SYNES), Dr Fontem Neba together with Mancho Bibixy will answer charges of terrorism.
The leaders of the now outlawed Anglophone Consortium of Civil Society Organisations and coffin revolution initiator could face death penalty under the 2014 anti-terrorism law.
Hearing of the case that was due to start on February 3 failed.
About 100 lawyers who had constituted as defence counsel stormed the military and were only informed it had been to February 13.
Besides the lawyers, the hearing that never took place attracted family, friends of the detained activists and a good number of media practitioners.
Some lawyers will not however be able to attend the trial in Yaounde, fearing arrest by regime forces.
According to The Voice newspaper, their names are included in a list of wanted layers and activists who championed or tele-guided the lawyers’ strike which has for the fourth month now, grounded courts in the two English speaking regions.