19, July 2021
A member of the Swiss Federal Assembly has reportedly painted the 88-year-old President Biya as the world’s number 1 dictator.
Reacting to a massive demo organized under the banner of the Anti-Sardinard Brigade (BAS) on July 17, 2021, at the Place des Nations Unies in Geneva, Stéfanie Prezioso of Liberal party said that “The President of Cameroon should no longer be welcomed in Geneva… We are talking about someone who has been in power for more than 50 years; we are talking about thousands of deaths, hundreds of thousands of displaced persons. We are talking about someone who is accused of war crimes. Switzerland is protecting a dictator” she added.
However, the demonstration had been banned by the Swiss authorities. Also, the forces of law and order had installed an impressive security around the Intercontinental Hotel where the Francophone President of Cameroon and his entourage are staying. But some demonstrators defied the ban and clashes with police were recorded.
A few hours after the BAS demonstration, RTS, the Swiss national radio station organized a debate on President Biya’s continued presence in Geneva. As guests, two Swiss MPs Murat Alder and Stéfanie Prezioso, castigated the Cameroonian leader calling on the Swiss government to chase him out of Geneva.
By Isong Asu