Barrister Akere Muna Holds Government By The Throat To Reinstate Internet Connection In The Two Anglophone Regions

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Barrister Akere Muna

75 days gone and counting, and the people in the anglophone regions of Cameroon ares still hoping that one day they will be connected to the internet again.

This situation according to Barrister Akere Muna, is a 'clear violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the Resolutions of the Republic of Cameroon of  5th July 2012' on the 'Promotion, protection, and exercise of Human Rights on the Internet'.  

The resolutions calls on all Member States of the United Nations to 'Promote and faciltate access to the Internet and international cooperation with a view of develop the media, information and communication with all other countries'. Barrister Akere spells out.

In a Press Release of today, the former Bar President thinks that the suspension of internet in the North West and South West Regions is aimed aimed to silence the population of those areas, with the risk of seriously compromising their means of subsistence, talk less of the financial losses involved, already estimated at one million dollar as at press time.

Read the entire statement below:
The release of Barrister Akere Muna
“The suspension of internet access in the two Anglophone regions of Cameroon for almost 75 days constitutes a clear violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Resolution of 5 July 2012 on the promotion, protection And the exercise of human rights on the Internet, which calls on all Member States of the United Nations (UN) to “promote and facilitate access to the Internet and cooperation In the field of media development and information and communication systems in all countries “.

By this action, the UN Human Rights Council affirmed “that the rights enjoyed by offline individuals must also be protected online, especially the right of everyone? Which is applicable above frontiers and by means of its choice, in accordance with articles 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
The main reason for the disruption of the Internet network in the North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon is to silence some of the Cameroonian population. there is the risk of seriously jeopardizing their livelihoods. and even financial losses estimated to date to more than one million dollars and the harm suffered by many entrepreneurs effects suffered by individuals including those of “Silicon Mountain” who made our country proud in the internationally scene .
It is time for our leaders to honor their international commitments, placing greater emphasis on respecting the rights of freedom of expression enjoyed by all Cameroonian citizens in all regions. The time has come to restore the Internet connection in the two Anglophone regions of Cameroon.”

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