A military judge in the Southern Cameroons capital, Buea has sentenced four Southern Cameroonians to death by firing squad.
The judgment was handed down Tuesday, September 7 following several months of what lawyers for the defendants describe as “abusive adjournments”.
The accused persons were standing trial before the military tribunal. They were court-marshaled on “trumped-up” charges of committing acts of terrorism, hostility against the fatherland, secession, murder, and illegal possession of firearms and ammunition, according to their lawyers.
News of the sentencing has sparked outrage among Southern Cameroonians across the world. A lawyer for the defendants told Timescape Magazine that this “out-of-place sentence” is likely to further escalate the violence on the ground in the Once Independent State of Southern Cameroons.
This is a developing story.