Cameroon’s information minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary has told RFI that a group of Cameroonian separatists arrested in Nigeria and transferred to Cameroon involving Sisiku Ayuk Tabe and 46 others under detention are doing well, enjoying their rights and are being treated in accordance with the law.
Supporters of the jailed Anglophones as well as rights groups say the separatists have not been given access to lawyers or charged with any offence.
“All of them are doing very well, all of them are in very good health, all of them are enjoying whatever is enshrined in our constitution,” said Issa Tchiroma Bakary, Cameroon’s government spokesperson.
“They’re enjoying all of their rights,” said Bakary, in a telephone interview. “When all the investigations are completed, they will be charged and brought to book,” the information minister added.
The spokesperson for the Ambozonia Interim government Chris Anu says the contrary:
“We do not know any facility in which they’re being held,” said Anu, in a telephone interview from the US. “The burden is theirs to prove that they’re terrorists,” he added, referring to the lack of any formal charges brought by the Cameroonian government. Chris spoke to RFI. Continue reading the full interview here