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Cameroon: Ayah Paul Abine Cries out from detention, says he is under more torture

August 18, 2017

Ayah Paul Abine

The retired Advocate General of the Supreme Court Ayah Paul Abine expresses his tears in a facebook post. He writes:

At the time of my official assignment as Advocate General of the Supreme Court of Cameroon, my University classmate, Mr. Ndjodo Luc, was of the same grade and seniority in the legal profession as myself. But by law in force, he could not be my head of Department because I was/am older than him by two years. In this particular case, Ayah the ‘anglophone’ was not only marginalized but he lost even his position as a second class ‘citizen’. A francophone judge of index 1115 was appointed the deputy head of department, relegating Ayah the Anglophone on index 1400 to the third position.

This was just the starting point of my road to Calvary. Even as I embraced all the ignominy in stunning resignation, I waited for six months before being given an office. When the first consignment of new vehicles came, Ayah was given but a second hand official car which shortly went bad. I then took to my boss a list of spare parts needed for repairs but the latter, The Procureur General, hurled the list at me, insisting that the list must be translated into French before he would even look at it.

By the list of ‘seniority’ made by the court, I was the 9th (Number 1 Anglophone) in a descending order. What was all the stranger was that I was not given a new official vehicle even when the second consignment of fifteen new vehicles came. As a result, I had to go to work often by taxi. How could we get to this? It is no news that I went for 17 months without salary which has been confiscated by the state. That money, some of which was due as far back as 2013, is being owed me, even as these words are being written. I was therefore left without even a personal car!

http://www.myafricaupdate.com/cameroon-ayah-paul-abine-cries-detention/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Abine_Ayah

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Cameroon: I am paying the price of being “Anglophone” as my torture continues-Justice Ayah Paul Abine

August 14, 2017

August 14, 2017

AYAH PAUL UNDER MORE TORTURE

At the time of my official assignment as Advocate General of the Supreme Court of Cameroon, my University classmate, Mr. Ndjodo Luc, was of the same grade and seniority in the legal profession as myself. But by law in force, he could not be my head of Department because I was/am older than him by two years. In this particular case, Ayah the ‘anglophone’ was not only marginalized but he lost even his position as a second class ‘citizen’. A francophone judge of index 1115 was appointed the deputy head of department, relegating Ayah the Anglophone on index 1400 to the third position.

This was just the starting point of my road to Calvary. Even as I embraced all the ignominy in stunning resignation, I waited for six months before being given an office. When the first consignment of new vehicles came, Ayah was given but a second hand official car which shortly went bad. I then took to my boss a list of spare parts needed for repairs but the latter, The Procureur General, hurled the list at me, insisting that the list must be translated into French before he would even look at it.

By the list of ‘seniority’ made by the court, I was the 9th (Number 1 Anglophone) in a descending order. What was all the stranger was that I was not given a new official vehicle even when the second consignment of fifteen new vehicles came. As a result, I had to go to work often by taxi. How could we get to this? It is no news that I went for 17 months without salary which has been confiscated by the state. That money, some of which was due as far back as 2013, is being owed me, even as these words are being written. I was therefore left without even a personal car!

https://www.bareta.news/paying-price-anglophone-torture-continues-justice-ayah-paul-abine/

http://www.camer.be/62081/11:1/droits-civils-et-politiques-le-cameroun-a-la-traine-cameroon.html (FRANCAIS)

Cameroon: African Bar Association demands the release of detained lawyer Felix Nkongho Agbor Balla

August 8, 2017

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(Agbor Nkongho  Facebook)

http://www.camer.be/61935/6:1/cameroun-la-mobilisation-anglophone-nest-pas-morte-cameroon.html (FRANCAIS)

http://enjodi.blog.lemonde.fr/2017/06/07/cameroun-crise-anglophone-les-detenus-anglophones-de-la-societe-civile-tous-des-prisonniers-dopinion/ (FRANCAIS)

Cameroon: I will be 200 days in Jail Soon For Being An “Anglophone” – Justice Ayah

August 7, 2017

Ayah Goes Ballistic, Dish Off Political Correctness

A MESSAGE FROM AYAH PAUL ABINE

IT WILL SOON BE 200! 200 days since I was kidnapped by armed unidentified men on orders from above. 200 days in captivity, held hostage on no charge. 200 days with a failing health situation characterised by multiple cardiac attacks. 200 days under diverse forms of torture inflicted unto meFOR NO JUST GROUNDS. But my morale is exceedingly high, as I keep holding the fort, and will so do TILL THE END, with integrity, in all truth and honesty and above all, WITHIN THE LAW.

I am held hostage not because I have stolen, nor killed nor broken the law. I am held hostage because I am ‘anglophone’, born west of the mungo, a place wherein all its indigenes who stand for truth are tagged as terrorists. Not even my status mattered, nor the law which protects me. From that area wherein we hail, the law is secondary, anarchy is paramount.

To Parents, I say: Love your kids with all your hearts; for no one can love them better/more than you do; not even the self proclaimed righteous. Teach them truth, hardwork, integrity an honesty. Above all, delete the virus of greed and selfishness in them from the outset, and inculcate in them the value of the common good/general interest. If you so do, they will grow up to be pillars of tomorrow with a profound understanding of the value of sacrifice, the love for the other and true patriotism.

To detainees: I feel what you feel for I am in this mess with you all. I wish I could take your place and carry the cross for all.

https://www.bareta.news/will-200-days-jail-soon-anglophone-justice-ayah/

https://kmersaga.net/2017/08/07/cameroon-laurent-esso-in-belgium-the-minister-said-there-was-never-a-lawyers-strike/

Inner City Press Asks of #Abuse & Agbor Nkongho, Now United Nations Says Concerned, Wants Update,

 

Cameroon: Profiling S. Cameroonians in Yaoundé Prisons: Detainee 0002 : Hon Lord Justice Ayah Paul Abine

August 2, 2017

HRH, Hon Lord Justice Ayah Paul Abine is one of the eldest among the Southern Cameroonian detainees, in Yaoundé Prisons. He is currently being detained at the Secretariat of State at the Ministry of Defense in Charge of the National Gendarmerie, better known by its French acronym SED (Secretariat d’Etat au Ministere de la Defence, en charge de la Gendarmerie,) since January 21, 2017 when he was picked up at his residence in Yaoundé, without any arrest warrant.

No Charge after Six Months

Curiously, since the arrest of this judge and despite his age (67) he is being detained, according to his family, under life threatening conditions, and has not been charged as at the day of publishing this report. There have been several reports about the possibility of Hon Ayah losing his sight amid his continuous frail health situation. He was in June 2017 falsely rumoured dead! Yaoundé authorities have remained deaf over calls for his release.

The reasons for his arrest remain a mystery although it is suspected that he is being detained because he is a senior Southern Cameroons elite and for his request for a return to a ten state federation following his party’s constitution though he often said his personal opinion is the will of the people.     It is suspected that with apparently no charge against Hon Ayah, the military Tribunal, land him similar accusations like the other detainees, notably, hostility against the nation among others.

Hon Ayah had never hidden his thoughts. To him, the union between the then East and West Cameroon was not working. The super scale Judge had argued that on point of law there was and there is no legal binding document keeping the two countries together.
He too was of the opinion that if there is no possibility of a return to a federal state, Southern Cameroons has the right and should be allowed to go its separate way.  He wrote and granted interviews, expressing his views as politely and humbly as he could. He never was violent and never supported same.

There is no wonder that Hon Ayah Paul on July 27th 2017 took the Government of Cameroon to the United Nations and accused them for kidnap, illegal arrest, demanding huge compensation.

Enriching Legal Career

At the time of his arrest he was deputy Attorney General at Cameroon’s Supreme Court in Yaoundé.  With a 24 year career in the judiciary, Hon Paul Ayah Abine isone of the longest serving members of the judicial arm of government, the lone Southern Cameroonian who has attained that rank in the country’s judiciary. He has been Chief Magistrate, Presiding and legal officer, District Deputy Attorney, Head of High Courts in different regions of Cameroon.

https://soloamabo.blogspot.fr/2017/08/profiling-s-cameroonians-in-yaounde.html?m=1

http://cameroon-concord.com/boko-haram/9022-biya-dispatches-spin-doctors-to-assuage-cameroonian-diaspora-as-anglophone-crisis-surges-on

https://www.bareta.news/will-200-days-jail-soon-anglophone-justice-ayah/

https://www.crisisgroup.org/fr/africa/central-africa/cameroon/250-cameroons-anglophone-crisis-crossroads (FRANCAIS)

http://www.camer.be/61900/11:1/-cameroun-rencontre-entre-laurent-esso-et-la-diaspora-camerounaise-quand-les-activistes-sen-melent-texte-et-video-cameroon.html (FRANCAIS)

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Cameroon: Update re trial of detained lawyer Felix Nkongho Agbor Balla et al

July 27, 2017

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(Friends For Agbor Balla Nkongho Facebook)

July 26, 2017

Barrister Agbor Nkongho shortly after his arrest! 6 months gone, one adjournment after the other.

Tomorrow is the next appearance in court. We keep hoping as we demand for his release and for all arrested!!

#FreeAllArrested

(Friends For Agbor Balla Nkongho)

http://www.military-technologies.net/2017/07/31/adjournment-of-civil-society-activists-trial-in-cameroon-shows-state-has-no-case/

http://allafrica.com/stories/201708030109.html

http://hurinews.com/cameroun-crise-anglophone-internatgional-crisis-group-craint-une-revolte-armee/ (FRANCAIS)

Cameroon/UN: Cameroun/crise anglophone: l’ancien avocat général Ayah Paul Abine réclame 50 milliards à l’Etat

le 31 juillet, 2017

L’ancien avocat général Ayah Paul Abine, près la Cour Suprême du Cameroun, réclame à l’Etat 50 milliards de fcfa pour avoir été, selon ses termes, une victime « arbitraire » de la crise anglophone qui l’a vu être démis de ses fonctions et être contraint à aller à la retraite de façon précipitée.

La crise anglophone a fait de nombreuses victimes non des moindres comme cet ancien avocat général près la Cour Suprême du Cameroun, Ayah Paul Abine, qui a été forcé par le Président Paul Biya d’aller à la retraite sans aucune forme de procès.

Cet avocat, rompu au droit national camerounais comme à celui de l’international aussi, entend obtenir devant l’Organisation des Nations-Unies (ONU), la justice qu’il quantifie à hauteur de 50 milliards de fcfa réclamés à l’Etat camerounais.

Me Ayah a saisi le Groupe de Travail, du Haut-commissariat pour les droits de l’homme, de l’Organisation des nations Unies (ONU), pour « détention arbitraire » de sa personne, lors des manifestations en janvier 2017 des syndicalistes anglophones du Cameroun.

Le 21 janvier 2017, il avait été arrêté à son domicile, accusé de partager la revendication des anglophones du Cameroun, à savoir obtenir de la partie francophone du pays, un fédéralisme voire une sécession pure et nette d’avec Paul Biya, Président du Cameroun.

Pour l’avocat général Ayah Paul Abine, cette interpellation est arbitraire, mieux c’est un « kidnapping », qui aurait pu se terminer, lorsqu’il se trouvait dans les geôles du secrétariat d’Etat à la Défense (Sed), par un assassinat de la part des forces de sécurité au quartier général de la gendarmerie nationale.

http://fr.africatime.com/cameroun/articles/camerouncrise-anglophone-lancien-avocat-general-ayah-paul-abine-reclame-50-milliards-letat

http://www.camernews.com/98338-2/

http://www.journalducameroun.com/cameroun-famille-dayah-paul-dit-saisi-nations-unies/

http://cameroon-concord.com/headlines/9005-cameroon-hired-military-witnesses-fumble-in-storming-anglophone-leaders-trial (ENGLISH)

BREAKING NEWS:

The AYAH FAMILY is informing all Cameroonians at home and abroad alongside the entire universe, that it has seized THE UNITED NATIONS for the IMMEDIATE RELEASE of Ayah Paul Abine, who is currently being held hostage by the State of Cameroon, as well as demanding the imposition of EXEMPLARY/PUNITIVE DAMAGES on the latter as compensation to the AYAH’s.

We are accusing the State of kidnap, unlawful detention, hostage keeping, attempted murder, state terrorism, defamation and threats among others. After seeking Justice from our courts which was brutally being denied us, we have gone international, hoping that we could get the much needed justice we so deserve, from beyond our borders, FOLLOWING THE LAWLESSNESS AND HISTORIC ABUSES OF OUR DAD’s HUMAN, CIVIL AND OTHER RIGHTS THIS FAR. It’s a shame that our courts, said to be independent, can approve of the kidnap, illegal detention, and hostage keeping of a supreme court judge, their most senior colleague, without charge for close to 200 days, by denying us justice.

WE WILL NOT FOLD OUR ARMS AND LET OUR DAD ‘DIE’ IN DETENTION ESPECIALLY AS HIS HEALTH IS INCREASINGLY FAILING BY THE DAY.

(Facebook)