ICC Note: Boko Haram radicals promote their religion through the use of terrorism. Their purpose is to carry out their jihad, reject anything that has to do with Western culture, and impose the Sharia Law. Boko Haram has carried out several attacks targeting Christians and non-Christians in different parts of Africa. Therefore, citizens in Nigeria, Cameroon and other countries live in constant fear.
04/26/2017, Cameroon (Premium Times Nigeria) – A Cameroonian military tribunal on Monday sentenced a journalist to 10 years in prison on terrorism charges, including for failing to report acts of terrorism to authorities.
The court had been told that evidence was found in Ahmed Abba’s computer showing he had been in contact with Boko Haram Islamist militants and that they had communicated information to him about future attacks.
Mr. Abba, a Cameroonian journalist for Radio France International, had been convicted for “non-denunciation of terrorism” and “laundering of the proceeds of terrorist acts” and could have been sentenced to death under a controversial anti-terrorism law of the country.
Judge Edou Mewoutou also ordered him to pay a fine of 55 million CFA Francs ($90,000) and barred him from speaking to the media about the trial.