A Cameroonian court on Thursday upheld the life sentences of Sisuku Ayuk Tebe, the president of the self-proclaimed Republic of Ambazonia, and nine other defendants, defense lawyers reported.
Defense team spokesman Amungwa Tanyi Nico said the Central Region Court of Appeals ratified the Yaoundé Military Court’s judgment and criticized the fact that the session “was not officially opened in English,” the defendant’s language. .
It was also pointed out that the trials were suspended for 15 minutes during the day and criticized for “resuming in ten minutes, and in less than a minute what was called the judgment was passed.” Rejected appeals and the procedure ratified errors “.
“It should be taken into account that the defendants who are in Kondengui Prison in Yaoundé did not have access to their lawyers from the moment the appeal was filed,” Tanyi Nico ruled, according to News Cameroon Info.