5, October 2019
Cameroon’s President Paul Biya on Friday announced that he had ordered prosecutions to be dropped against “some” opposition leaders, including a number from the main Movement for the Rebirth of Cameroon (MRC) led by his jailed rival by Maurice Kamto.
“I have decided to stop legal proceedings against some leaders and campaigners of political parties, including the MRC, arrested and detained for acts committed in contesting the results of the recent presidential elections,” he said on his official Twitter account.
Kamto, Cameroon’s main opposition leader who unsuccessfully claimed victory in last year’s poll, went on trial with 88 others in a military court in September on insurrection, hostility to the motherland and rebellion charges — crimes which could carry the death penalty. Their trial is scheduled for October 8.