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A reporter for Radio France Internationale's Hausa service appeared in a military court on Monday accused of being an accomplice of the Boko Haram armed Islamist movement. The trial was adjourned until 28 March to allow judges to examine claims by Ahmed Abba's lawyers that he has been tortured and suffered other rights abuses.
Abba, who was arrested last July, faces charges of "complicity in terrorism and failing to denounce acts of terror", according to the charge sheet read in the court in Yaoundé.
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He denies the charges and his lawyers want the trial scrapped, arguing that his detention is "arbitrary and illegal".