An Appeal from Political Prisoners in Cameroon
The following information is presented to the grenzcamp by delegates of the
Mountain Mourners (with The Voice Africa Forum) on their campaign trip to
europe. These people are:
Anglophone Prisoners of Conscience
To all people of goodwill
An appeal for urgent financial assistance
We the eighteen Anglophone Prisoners of Conscience, members of the Southern Cameroons National Council, the SCNC, the peoples legitimate organisation clamouring for the implementation of united Nations Organisation Article 76(b) which calls for the self-determination of the two English speaking provinces of the Cameroons known as the Southern Cameroons wish to come before you to appeal for an urgent financial assistance.
We were tried in the Yarounde Military Court from April 14th to October 5th 1999 in one of history\\\\'s most politically flawed trial of the last century on trump-up charges and sentenced to very long prison terms ranging from eight years to life imprisonment. We were tried in a language we do not understand under a legal system foreign to the common law system which we are familiar with. After the said trial, which was highly condemned by both national and international human right groups such as the amnesty international- based Human Rights Defence Group and the London-based Amnesty International, our lawyers filed in a motion for a retrial at the Yarounde Court of Appeal.
As we write to you today our leading defence counsel Hon Joseph Mbah Ndam has informed us that the retrial will begin soon and there is virtually no money to pay the defence team. It is therefore on this ground that we are humbly appealing to all people of goodwill and our friends and sympathisers of the international community to please come to our aid financially so that our lawyers could be paid. We count on your usual kind understanding and cooperation. May god bless you all !
Sincerely Yours, The Anglophone Prisoners of Conscience
Please contact The Voice Africa Forum for freedom of political prisoners in
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