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Cameroon news: Case against 10 Ambazonia movement leaders opens on Dec 6

Devdiscourse News Desk Yaoundé
Updated: 06-12-2018 16:47 IST

The case against ten Cameroon separatist leaders detained and deported from Nigeria in January is likely to open on December 6 at the Yaoundé military tribunal.

According to Journal du Cameroun, charges against the Ambazonia movement head Sisiku Julius Ayuk Tabe along with nine others will be read by a magistrate in open court on Thursday. The case has opened after a Yaoundé court threw out a petition filed by their lawyers for their unconditional release.

In the previous week, ten Cameroon separatists were brought to a judge at the military tribunal for identification and establishment of charges.

Before December 6's session, sources at the Yaoundé Central prison where they have been transferred to say the detainees held a meeting with their lawyers on December 5 ahead of hearing, the site noted.

COUNTRY : Cameroon