Human Rights lawyer Bar. Felix Agbor Balla has said the arrest of his colleague is a clear indication that government has no respect for the legal profession in the country. Bar. Tamfu Richard who is currently being detained at the judicial police headquarters in Bonanio- Douala was arrested on Nov. 18, 2020 when he went defending one of his clients.
“colleagues is a clear indication that the Government had no respect for the legal profession. This clearly shows a complete disregard and disdain towards lawyers. Barrister Tamfu is a human rights crusader fighting against injustices and for the protection and promotion of Human”
He went further to review that there has been a rise in intimidation, threats and reprisals against lawyers general and particularly those defending human rights and politically sensitive issues.
“We have recently sadly witnessed a rise in intimidation, threats and reprisals against lawyers in general and those in particular working on human rights and politically sensitive issues.The arrest and detention of renowned Human Rights Advocate; Barrister Tamfu Richard and other”