Journalist Wawa Jackson Remains Detained, Judge Takes Uncertain Leave After 30+ Court Appearances

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“Arrested” without any warrant, Bamenda based journalist Wawa Jackson Nfor has been detained since May 2018.

Picked up by some gendarmes from the Nkambe brigade, Jackson is one of the many journalists still incarcerated as a sufferer of decaying press freedom in Cameroon.

When President Paul Biya ordered the “discontinuance of proceedings pending before Military tribunals, against 333 persons arrested for misdemeanors, in connection with the crisis in the North-West and South-West Regions”, hopes were that Jackson will be freed as his case was pending before the court since May last year.

Being tried for publishing successionist information, Jackson has appeared in court more than thirty times. He would later be held incommunicado in a torture facility in Nkambe.

Wawa Jackson has pleaded not guilty but the State prosecutors on his case have refused to let him go.

A bail application filed by the defense counsel, Barrister Ngwang Shey , was outrightly turned down by the presiding judge, Justice Bup Stanley.

Barrister Ngwang challenged the court to choose between the defendant whose rights have been violated or the violator.

After listening to the arguments advanced by the defense counsel with contention from the state prosecutor; the presiding judge requested a reasonable length of time to pass his judgment.

In about four sessions he kept promising that he is still working on the judgements.

In June this year, he took an uncertain leave and it is still uncertain when the case will resume.

Jackson Nfor is a journalist based in Bamenda, headquarters of the North West region of Cameroon. He is detained at the Nkambe principal prison.

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Press Freedom In Cameroon

He like other journalists have been incarcerated in several cells across the country.

Journalism in Cameroon remains a hideous task as media workers become victims of harassment for their reports.

A journalist like Paul Chouta remains in jail for his critical online reporting while it is uncertain if one like Samuel Wazizi is still alive.

Those who choose to remain in the Anglophone regions increasingly prefer to report on non-controversial issues like health, education and infrastructure and avoid discussing the ongoing conflict.

The Anglophone crisis which began as protest over marginalisation claims voiced by lawyers and teachers soon transformed into an armed conflict when dialogue wasn’t forth coming.

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