Saturday, 29 April 2017

Breaking News - Tensions Grow Between Cameroon and France

Tensions are growing steadily between Cameroon and France over the fate of the correspondent of Radio France Internale in Cameroon.


Cameroon lashed out at Rfi and France on Friday in retaliation to strong accusations over alleged injustice inflicted upon Ahmed Abba who was sentenced to ten years in prison by a military tribunal in Yaoundé last Monday.

A critical editorial from the state-run broadcaster, CRTV, declared and reaffirmed that Mr Abba deserved the sentence. It went further to ask France about the raison d’être of her own numerous prisons. CRTV also reiterated that Ahmed Abba is a Cameroonian, so tacitly he ought to have mastered Cameroon’s judicial life as well as been more patriotic. Cameroon is a sovereign state and will not receive orders from whomever in the name of freedom, concluded the editorial.
Breaking News - Tensions Grow Between Cameroon and France
The National Communication Council issued a communiqué in the same light to warn some media outlets and practitioners who have been very critical of the sentence.

Mr Ahmed Abba was arrested in July 2015 when he was covering the activities of Boko Haram in Cameroon. Accused of complicity with terrorism and silence to terrorist acts, Abba was detained in a military tribunal in Yaoundé where he was later sentenced to ten years in prison on Monday 24.04.2017 after more than ten adjournments of the trial. Throughout the trial, he had claimed innocence. There have been repeated calls from some media groups and France for an unconditional release of Mr Ahmed.
Copyright © Africa 24 News. All rights reserved. Distributed by Africa Metro Global Media (www.africametros.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

Africa 24 News publishes around multiple reports a day from more than 40 news organizations and over 100 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which Africa 24 News does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify Africa 24 News as the publisher are produced or commissioned by Africa 24 News. To address comments or complaints, Please Contact Us.


No comments:

Post a Comment

Contact Form

Name

Email *

Message *