[HOT] : Michelle Ndoki: “It is now clear that civilians cannot benefit from a fair trial in military courts”
The appearance of civilians before military courts in Cameroon goes badly among human rights defenders. For Michelle Ndoki, this is a flagrant violation of international law.
On the first anniversary of the peaceful demonstrations of September 22, voices were raised to denounce the conditions of detention of prisoners and demand the independence of the judiciary. In this context, the lawyer and human rights activist, Michelle Ndoki denounced the appearance of civilians before military courts, whose “independence” she doubts.
«It is now clear that civilians cannot benefit from a fair trial before military courts, which are not independentThe Cameroonian lawyer told Human Rights Watch. “The use of military courts to try civilians constitutes a violation of international law and Cameroon should abandon this worrying practice once and for all,” he continued.
Arrested during the September 22 demonstrations, 124 opposition activists and sympathizers are still in detention in various regions of the country according to the Movement for the Recognition of Cameroon (MRC). The most famous are Alain Fogue Tedom and Olivier Bibou Nissack, two executives of Maurice Kamto’s party, detained in Yaoundé.
Several others were tried and sentenced to prison terms. The MRC and several civil society organizations had called for demonstrations to demand, among other things, the end of the Anglophone conflict and the reform of the electoral system.
This is what the cast of Drag Race UK season 3 are watching out of the trail
Are you dying to see what the cast of Drag Race UK Season 3 looks like? Well you’ve come to the right place.
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK officially returns to our screens Thursday night (September 23) and we couldn’t be more excited to see a new group of queens fight for the crown.
This year 12 fierce queens are vying for the title of UK’s Next Drag Superstar: Anubis, Charity Case, Choriza May, Elektra Fence, Ella Vaday, Kitty Scott-Claus, Krystal Versace, River Medway, Scarlett Harlett, Vanity Milan, Veronica Green and Victoria Scone. Victoria is in fact the first cis-female candidate in Drag Race history.
Each week, we’ll see our favorites doing their best to wow the judges and win a legion of fans among home viewers. We’re used to seeing queens all dolled up before they hit the track, but we’re dying to know what our favorites look like off the trail. So, in the name of research … here’s how the Drag Race UK Season 3 cast looks like drag.
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This is what the cast of Drag Race UK season 3 is watching out of the trail. Photo: @charitykase via Instagram, @victoriascone via Instagram, @ellavaday via Instagram
Anubis, 20, is from Brighton and despite being one of the youngest queens in the competition, she is incredibly confident in her trail. She said: “I’ve only been Anubis for two and a half years, but since I’ve been playing from a young age, I feel like I’ve been hanging around my whole life. “
Cameroon and France sign two new military conventions
The event took place this Thursday, September 23, 2021 at the Ministry of Defense in Yaoundé, the political capital of Cameroon.
After a brief stint in Bamenda on Wednesday, Joseph Beti Assomo is back in Yaoundé. The latter has also signed two new military conventions with France.
Indeed, it is the Chamber of Proceedings of the Ministry of Defense which hosted this Thursday, September 23, 2021, the signing ceremony of two defense partnership agreements between France and Cameroon, represented respectively by HE Mr. the Ambassador of France in Cameroon, Christophe Guilhou and the Minister Delegate to the Presidency in charge of Defense, Beti Assomo Joseph who chaired the event on Very High Instructions from the Head of State, Head of the Armed Forces.
The agreements signed by way of partnership highlight the technical support of France with regard to the activities of the Cameroonian Navy within the framework of State Action at Sea, and its contribution in the upgrading on the teaching plan, as regards the Higher International War School (ESIG) of Yaoundé.
It should be remembered that these conventions had already been signed in 2009 and the two countries have expressed the desire to renew them by adapting them to the prevailing security context. France is therefore campaigning for the influence of Cameroon in Africa through the ESIG and is concerned about the effectiveness of Cameroon’s actions at sea, in particular in the Gulf of Guinea, which is in the grip of growing insecurity.
Anglophone crisis – Joseph Dion Ngute wants “to stop this conflict which continues to make people very, very unhappy”
The Prime Minister, Joseph Dion Ngute, chaired, Wednesday, September 22, 2021, in Buea, in the South-West, the 2nd session of the monitoring committee for the implementation of the recommendations of the Grand National Dialogue.
The head of government was delighted, at the end of the meeting which brought together all the personalities of political and civil life from the North-West and South-West regions, about everything that has already been done. . Joseph Dion Ngute notes the need to keep the populations informed of everything that has already been done.
“I think that what seems to me the most urgent to underline is that the members of this Monitoring Committee have requested that all these measures that the Head of State has taken, all that is in the texts, the special status, all that concerns decentralization, are well explained to the people who reside in these two regions. Because many do not yet know everything that has been done. Because much of what has been done meets the aspirations of these two regions, ”declared Joseph Dion Ngute at the microphone of the CRTV. Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute, it is more than urgent to stop the conflict in the North West and South West regions.
“We are going to return to Yaoundé, to work together to inform the whole population, all social layers of everything that has been done in order to be able to gain the confidence of these populations and stop this conflict which continues to make people very, very unhappy, ”said Joseph Dion Ngute.