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Verdict In The Trial of Lydian Yen Eyoum Expected On Friday September 26 In Yaounde

The Franco-Cameroonian lawyer detained in a Cameroonian prison since January 2010.


The verdict in the trial of Lydienne Yen Eyoum has been postponed to 26 September. Lydienne Yen Eyoum, who has been in provisional detention for nearly five years, must still wait to hear the verdict in the trial opposed to the State of Cameroon for embezzlement of public funds.

To have been rendered Thursday, September 11, the latter has in effect been postponed by the president of the tribunal, Yap Abdou, to September 26.

According to him, one of the judges required for the collegiality is not present at the hearing. "It is a maneuver", retorted Yondo Black, lawyer of Lydienne Yen Eyoum.

"These are instructions coming from the top", he believes. Yondo Black also said that, in this case, his client will be struck off the bar of Douala. He believes that there is nothing else to do but wait for the verdict of 26 September.

In the meantime, Lydienne Yen Eyoum remains in detention at Kondengui, the central prison in Yaounde. She has been incarcerated since January 2010, pending the end of a trial, including one of his co-accused, former deputy minister of Finance in charge of the Budget, Henri Engoulou, who died in detention the May 8, 2014.

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