24, February 2019
Cameroonian politician and opposition leader Maurice Kamto has told the military court that he is a civilian and doesn’t deserve to be tried and charged in a military court.
Kamto and his supporters are being charged of insurrection – a crime punishable with the death penalty, other charges include holding illegal gatherings and disturbing the peace the peace of the country.
Kamto, a leader of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement (MRC) and his supporters contested last year’s elections claiming that the country’s decade’s ruler Paul Biya had rigged the election.
He then called upon his supporters to hold protests in four major cities across the country which according to authorities distorted the peace and security of the nation.
The court later postponed his trail until next week in order for court to make a decision about the legality of his trial.