Turkey must uphold fair trial rights in the case…
We believe that Turkey must uphold the right to a fair trial for those accused of killing lawyer Tahir Elçi.
The president of the Republic of Cameroon, Paul Biya.
We wrote to the Cameroonian authorities on 13 February 2017 about the arrest and detention of several lawyers, including Nkongho Felix Agbor, Fontem Aforteka’A Neba and Paul Ayah Abine.
The lawyers are being tried by a military tribunal under Law No. 2014/028 of 28 December 2014 on suppression of acts of terrorism.
We’re concerned about:
We understand that the military tribunal will need to decide on 27 April 2017 whether to keep the accused in detention or release them.
We urged the relevant authorities to:
17 January 2017 – Mr Agbor and Mr Neba were arrested and detained
20 January 2017 – the Commissaire du Gouvernement of the Military Tribunal of Yaoundé orders the formal detention of Mr Agbor and Mr Neba
13 February 2017 – we wrote to the president of Cameroon about our concerns regarding the arrest and detention of Mr Agbor, Mr Neba, Mr Abine and others
27 April 2017 – the military tribunal is expected to decide whether to keep the accused in detention or release them