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Cameroon sentences Anglophone activists on terror charges



YAOUNDE, Cameroon – A military tribunal in Cameroon has been sentenced to seven Anglophone activists continue to crack down on terrorism and other charges on protests in the country's English-speaking regions.

Defense lawyers for the activists say they will appeal.

The activists were arrested in November 2016 when the crisis started in Cameroon's English-speaking regions. Anglophone activists have expressed frustration with what they call the dominance of French-speaking authorities and the marginalization of the English-speaking community, which accounts for about one-fifth of the country's 25 million people.

The government has accused the activists of being armed separatists intent on destabilizing the country.

The US ambassador this month said on both sides have committed abuses.

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