These supporters of Maurice Kamto have decided not to appear at a hearing today. For good reason: they challenge, among others, the two lawyers appointed by this judicial chamber for their defense.
The officers of the prison administration of the central prison of Yaoundé raided this morning in different quarters. Question of calling about forty defendants from the CRM to appear at the hearing at the military court of Yaoundé. But no one deigned to move to get there. Indeed, Alain Fogue, Olivier Bibou Nissack, Pascal Zamboue and 37 other supporters of Maurice Kamto are preparing to "resist in the event that the Military Court mobilizes a contingent of law enforcement forces to encircle them manu militari", informs panorapapers.com.
The latter "affirm that they will not accept to be extracted by force. One of the party cadres and, at the same time, the torchbearer of the prisoners, has, moreover, offered fruit to each other. History of being of aplomb. This late morning, these defendants delivered a friendly match in the enclosure of the main penitentiary of Yaoundé, "continues the news site. On the side of the Military Court of Yaoundé, where this hearing is to take place, no information filters for the moment. It should be noted that in a letter sent yesterday evening to the college of three military magistrates composing this court, the 40 defendants question the legitimacy of the court to be able to try civilians, but also that the two lawyers appointed by the court for their defense are not able to do so.
"All of them reject the moral, intellectual and professional competence of these two men in black robes to defend their opinions," we learn. Let us recall in memory, that the defendants and activists of the CRM have been in detention for more than a year following the organization of the peaceful marches of September 22, 2020.