Following the extradition of ten Cameroonian separatist leaders from Nigeria earlier this year, legislators say they will face trial next month on terrorism charges that could lead to the death penalty.
Sisuku Julius Ayuk Tabe, the leader of an Anglophone separatist movement in western Cameroon who was fighting to break away from the Francophone-dominated central government is among those awaiting trial.
The Anglophone leader and his co-defendants have been charges with 10 offences, including terrorism, advocating terrorism, secession, civil war and revolution.
Last year, the secessionist movement took up arms to demand independence for the North-West and South-West regions – the two English-speaking regions in a country where French is the most widely spoken official language.
Since then, hundreds of people including civilians, separatist fighters and government forces have been killed in the violence and properties worth millions have been destroyed.
The war has also displaced hundreds of people from their homes, leaving their gardens which was a major source of income unattended to