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Cameroon: Detained Anglophone Journalist to appear in court soon

Detained Anglophone journalist, Kingsley Fomunyuy Njoka will soon appear in court, the Minister Delegate at the Presidency in Charge of Defence, Joseph Beti Assomo has said.

Joseph Beti Assomo was in parliament on Thursday, April 1 as he was grilled on the security and safety of journalists covering the conflict in the North West and South West Regions.

“Regarding the Kingsley Fomonyuy Njoka case, it should be noted that he was arrested in the city of Douala on 15 May 2020 and charged on 11 June 2020 before the examining Magistrate of the Yaounde Military Tribunal for acts of secession and complicity with an armed gang, as provided for and punished by article 97, 111, 115 of the Penal Code. The judicial investigation in this case is ongoing. In view of the gravity of this case, his continuous detention remains necessary for establishing the truth.”

Published on 05.05.2023

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