Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2021 seminar on…
The Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2021 focuses on Azerbaijan. This seminar on 21 January addresses challenges faced by lawyers there in practising their profession.
Paul Biya, president of the Republic of Cameroon.
We're very concerned about the arrest and detention of the lawyer Nkongho Felix Agbor Balla, president of the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium (CACSC) on 17 January 2017.
Agbor Balla was arrested together with Fontem Aforteka’A Neba, a university professor, leader of a teacher’s union and secretary general of CACSC, in Buea and transported to Yaoundé.
We understand that both were arrested without a warrant and without being informed of the reason for their arrest.
We understand that Paul Ayah Abine, deputy attorney general of the Supreme Court of Cameroon, was arrested at his house on 21 January 2017 in Yaoundé, without an arrest warrant and without being informed of the reason for his arrest.
Three other civilians have been arrested and detained:
We request the relevant authorities to:
17 January 2017 – Agbor Balla was arrested together with Fontem Aforteka'A Neba in Buea and transported to Yaoundé
21 January 2017 – Paul Ayah Abine was arrested at his house in Yaoundé