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Mass Arrests of Opposition Members in Cameroon

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 At least 350 members and supporters of Cameroon’s main opposition party, including its vice president, were arrested across the country this weekend after they tried to hold demonstrations. The arrests, targeting the Cameroon Renaissance Movement (MRC) party, appear to mark yet another step in the government’s attempt to limit political dissent. Cameroon security forces have used excessive and indiscriminate…

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