A military tribunal in Cameroon’s capital Yaounde on Friday sentenced seven activists from Cameroon’s Anglophone region to different terms in prison. The convicts included Mancho Bibixy, the famous coffin activist.
The seven in late April 2018 convicted of terrorism and other charges including secession and hostility against the state. Their trial before the Yaounde court lasted months.
Sentencing was initially reserved for May 8th, 2018 but was delivered today after a series of adjournments.
Local media at the time of his conviction said he was acquitted of other charges as rebellion, civil war, destruction of property, killing and non-possession of an ID.
The highest term went to Bibixy and another Tsi Conrad, who both bagged 15 years each. Three others, Tha Emile Agwei, Tamngwa Malvin and Aselecha Martin got 13 years each. The remaining two, Awah Thomas and Guingah Valentine were jailed 11 and 10 years respectively.
They were further ordered to pay damages to the court and to the civil party, local journalists added. 64 million CFA to the court and 204 million CFA to the civil party.
Cameroon ‘coffin activist’ blames courts for fueling Anglophone crisis https://t.co/gUFXYSUP0Z— africanews (@africanews) April 27, 2018
Tsi Conrad, 15 years in jail— Albert Nchinda (@AlbertNchinda) May 25, 2018
Tha Emile Agwei, 13 years in jail.
Tamngwa Malvin T, 13 years in jail.
Guingah Valentine, 10 years in jain.
Aselecha Martin, 13 years in jail.
Awah Thomas, 11 years in jail.
Mancho Bibixy, 15 years in jail.#FreeAllArrested #Cameroon