This Saturday, October 5, 2019, the Yaoundé military court has released Maurice Kamto, president of the Movement for the Renaissance of Cameroon (MRC) and 102 other opponents. He was an unfortunate candidate in the 2018 presidential election.
On Friday, October 4, 2019, the President of the Republic, Paul Biya, demanded a halt to the prosecution of the opponents. As a reminder, Maurice Kamto, as well as 90 of his supporters were arrested for insurrection during a peaceful march organized on January 28, 2019 to denounce the results of the 2018 presidential election.
In addition to opponent Maurice Kamto, Christian Penda Ekoka, former adviser to the President of the Republic, Michele Ndoki, Cameroonian lawyer, and the famous rapper engaged, Valsero, have recovered freedom. Indeed, their trial began on September 6 and was supposed to end on Tuesday, October 8.
On the eve of their release, the head of state ordered the release of 333 people arrested in connection with the crisis. This release was one of the conditions for Maurice Kamto’s supporters to take part in the national dialogue.