Just a few hours after the Internet was reconnected in Anglophone regions after 3 months of absolute internet blackout, some reliable sources claim there is an ongoing negotiation for the release of English-speaking leaders arrested in the context of the anglophone crisis.
But for the most anglophone in this struggle, this is not the time for jubilation. They believe that “restoring the internet is not a success. It was a violation of our fundamental human rights.
“We have yet to show solidarity with our clergy who stood with us throughout this struggle,” the consortium said in a statement released Thursday night.
Apparently, Ghost town is still ongoing as shops kept their doors closed and the students still in their homes.
If the negotiations in Yaounde fail, the arrested leaders of the consortium risk according to article 2 of the law n° 2014/028 of 23 December 2014 that the sentence of acts of terrorism, the death penalty. Maybe the government still has to define the terrorist act they claim these leaders are found guilty of.