Cameroon: Lawyers assaulted and BBC journalist arrested at military tribunal in Yaounde

February 1, 2017

Reports says Lawyers have been assaulted and interrupted in the middle of a press conference and a BBC journalist Randy Joe Sa’a arrested,all his apparels taken at military tribunal.

According to military personel alleged to be a court clerk of the military court, there are orders that no media should cover the event at the military tribunal except the State own CRTV .

A lawyer( name withheld) present at the scene lament that “What got me so bemused was the fact that a military personnel threatened to beat lawyers and passed an interim order that all lawyers will be searched before the leave the court premises. This got me flabbergasted. Where is the rule of law?? Is searching not governed by law?, he question. understands the lawyers who were present at the military tribunal today 1st of January, 2017 were temporary held hostage. The order was later revoked.



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