Cameroon Bar president condemns arrest, torture of member

The President of the Cameroon Bar Association, Barrister Mbah Eric, has condemned the arrest of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement Activist and lawyer, Fabien Kengne, and has cautioned authorities concerned about the consequences such acts could have on public order.

Barrister KENGNE Fabien was arrested by elements of the Military Security Service, SEMIL in front of Equinox Tv building in Akwa, Douala on Monday, May 29, after participating in the “Équinoxe Soir” program.

According to the Cameroon Bar president, the arrest of his colleague is an “illegal and villainous act, unworthy of a rule of law, perpetrated against a citizen, who happens to be a lawyer,”

He stated that Barrister Kengne was subject to harsh interrogation without any legal assistance.

“ Fabien was subjected to a harsh interrogation without any legal assistance after being forced to undress with his cell phone and watch taken away from him as well” he revealed,

He regrets the fact that such violations of public rights and liberties are becoming frequent in the country.

He demands clarifications on his arrest and calls on the security forces to respect the Laws and Regulations of the Republic in general, and specifically issues concerning freedom of expression and human rights.

Source: Cameroon News Agency