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Friday, December 21, 2018

Release of 289 Anglophone detainees: Me Michel Ndoki reframes Paul Biya

This is a statement signed by Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh, Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic who announced the decision of the President of the Republic to release 289 people detained in the context of the Anglophone crisis.

"The Minister General Secretary of the Presidency of the Republic informs national and international public opinion that the President of the Republic has decided today to stop the prosecution in military courts against a number of people arrested for crimes committed in the context of the crisis in the North West and South West regions. A total of 289 detainees are affected by this decision, which is implemented by the Minister delegated to the Presidency in charge of Defense. Speaker after the creation of the National Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration Committee. This decision of the Head of State proceeds from his desire to allow those of our young compatriots from these two regions to renounce violence and return to the right path to be able to participate again in the great work of national construction. The Head of State reaffirms his determination to pursue relentlessly his efforts in seeking ways and means for a peaceful resolution of the crisis affecting regions of our country, in view of the normalization desired by the vast majority of the world. Cameroonian people, "said the statement, which was strongly criticized by the vice-president of women of the MRC, Michelle Ndoki.

In a post on Facebook, she recalled what should have been said in the Communiqué.

"It would be better if they wrote in their communiqué" people arrested in the frame "instead of" people arrested for offenses committed in the frame ", says the lawyer before continuing talking about Cameroonian leaders.

"They pretend to forget that most of our English-speaking brothers have been charged with crimes, not crime."

On the state bilingualism that led to the crisis in the northwestern and southwestern regions, Mr. Ndoki lambasted the fact for the presidency to write this statement in French "Why can not they once publish a statement in English? which would be elegant for a decision that primarily concerns Anglophones in a country where the official languages ​​are French and English. "

This measure of the President of the Republic comes in a context of stagnation of the crisis, a few days after the opening of the terrorism trial of the English-speaking separatist leaders, on December 6th in Yaounde.

Accused of terrorism and secession, these leaders would not be concerned by this release which refers only to the offenses.