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Cameroon's military court denies bail to RFI correspondent

Cameroon's military court denies bail to RFI correspondent

Cameroon

Cameroon’s military tribunal has rejected acquittal request to release Radio France international correspondent, Ahmed Abba on Wednesday during a brief hearing.

The judges’ decision to reject his acquittal was based on lack of sufficient evidence to justify his release by his lawyers.

Lawyer representing the journalist said this after the judgement.

“In this case, the decision does not satisfy us because our client has not been let free. But it is a decision that is good because its fair for all parties and it restores the rule of law in this case,” said Charles Tchougang, lawyer representing Ahmed.

Abba is accused of being an accomplice Islamist group Boko Haram, which has launched attacks in Cameroon and the neighbouring countries.

Abba has been accused by the prosecutor of “failing to notify” authorities when he became aware of the “activities of the Boko Haram sect”.

He faces death penalty if found guilty of the crime.

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