US News: Cameroon: seven years in prison for MRC

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Olivier Bibou Nissack, porte-parole de Maurice Kamto, le N°1 de l'opposition. Il est également membre du Directoire national du MRC, le Mouvement pour la renaissance du Cameroun. © @ bibounissack / twitter Olivier Bibou Nissack, spokesman for Maurice Kamto, opposition No. 1. He is also a member of the MRC National Executive Board, the Renaissance movement of Cameroon.

Thirty executives and militants from the MRC, the Party of Maurice Kamto, were sentenced to heavy prison sentences in Cameroon. They were mainly pursued for insurrection and violation of the state security. The Yaoundé military court issued its verdict on Monday afternoon the two main accused foster 7 years in prison.

Seven years actually for Alain Fogué and Olivier Bibou Nissack, respectively Treasurer of the Renaissance of Cameroon and Spokesperson for Maurice Kamto. Same sentence for a third accused.

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Thirty others convicted of them from 1 to 6 years in prison in their absence since they had decided to boycott the verdict's declaration by the Military Court of Yaoundé.


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Alain Fogué and Olivier Bibou Nissack had been arrested on September 21, 2020 on the eve of an opposition event in which Hundreds of people had been challenged.

The MRC then requested a reform of the electoral code, but also denounced the opacity of the management budget of the Can football.

The condemnation of these party activists and executives also intervenes within two weeks of the kick-off of the competition ...

Their lawyers, who have always denounced political trials, announced that they appealed.

The Party of Maurice Kamto reflects on the political answer to these convictions, but already declares a media silence, that is to say to participate in any debate.

As a reminder, less than three weeks ago, another group of forty activists had been sentenced to Douala to sentences of up to 5 years in prison.

A tropical tree baptized by the name of the actor and advocate of the environment Leonardo Dicaprio by British botanists .
a tropical tree discovered in the ebo forest in Cameroon was baptized by the name of actor Leonardo Dicaprio who was engaged for the preservation of this rainforest, just announce the scientists of the KEW British Botanical Garden. © Provided by FranceInfo More than 200 species of plants and mushrooms have been officially appointed in 2021 by researchers of KEW (West London) and their partners in the world.

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