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Cameroon Cracks Down on Opponents

Expand Cameroonian opposition leader Maurice Kamto was arrested in Douala on January 28, 2019 for what appears to be politically motivated reasons. © 2018 PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Image Cameroon’s High Court refused to release opposition leader Maurice Kamto, as well as six of his supporters, who were arrested in January on politically motivated charges. The Mfoundi High Court, located in Cameroon’s political capital, Yaoundé, made this decision following a habeas corpus request filed by the detainees’ defence lawyers. Kamto and his party, the Cameroon Renaissance Movement (CRM), claim they…

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