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L’opposant camerounais Maurice Kamto refuse une audience à “huis clos”

BBC | Maurice Kamto qui fait face à plusieurs accusations, dont l’hostilité contre la patrie, insurrection et offense contre le président de la république était devant le tribunal pour demander sa libération sous caution.

Mais il s’est retiré de l’audience lorsque le juge a insisté pour que celle-ci se déroule à huis clos.

L’avocat du leader de l’opposition, Christopher Ndong, a déclaré à la BBC que son client était une personnalité publique et que le public avait le droit d’assister à son jugement.

Selon les avocats de l’opposant, aucune loi ne stipule que l’affaire soit entendue à huis clos.

Ils reprochent également à l’avocat général d’avoir pris ses réquisitions en l’absence de M. Kamto et de ses avocats, pour confirmer le rejet de la demande de libération immédiate introduite par l’opposant.

Le juge a fixé au 9 avril la date à laquelle il rendra son verdict.

Maurice Kamto a déclaré avoir remporté l’élection présidentielle camerounaise de l’an dernier.

Il a été arrêté, avec 150 personnes, à la suite d’une manifestation pacifique organisée dans plusieurs villes du Cameroun le 26 janvier dernier.

Son parti, le Mouvement de la Renaissance camerounaise, prévoit d’organiser des manifestations publiques le 13 avril pour demander la libération de son leader.

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18 comments

  1. What a useless move it was to arrest these MRC people.

    They are now looking for ways to negotiate with them so they might admit some wrongdoings before they are condemned and released on the basis of a suspended sentence. But it cannot work, the whole party is full of people who know the book to their finger tips. The worse part of the blunder was to add a woman who was shot to those arrested. The pressure to release Ndocki is just overwhelming now, and there is just no way she can be released without the rest, since they all share the same accusations.

    Negotiate to put an end to the war in CMR, NO. Negotiate with Kamto to lay the basis of a peaceful transition, NO.

    Etoudi really thinks that they can take us along with them to their graves…

    • ZZ
      Tu parles là comme quelcun qui ne connait pas la mafia qui dirrige le Cameroun.
      Kamto sera condamné à minimum 10 ans.
      Kamto lui meme sait qu’il est fini. En tant qu’ancien membre du régime Biya, Maurice Kamto sera lui meme victime des lois que lui et sa bande ont crées et votées.
      Les Camerounais oublient vite et ne savent pas tirer les lessons du passé.
      Kamto est fait parti de cette bande de prédateurs qui ont pillé et détruit le Cameroun depuis des decennies. Aujourd’hui il jout au gangster # Opposant!
      Tant que Biya a le support de Paris, rien ne changera au Cameroun. C’est ce qui est le cas aujourd’hui…
      Les Camerounais sont incapables de se réunir pour une meme cause. Trop divisés et égoistes. Ce qui favorise Biya et sa bande .
      Apprenons à ns unir si ns voulons un changement.

      • Bikut,

        Biya ne peut pas arrêter tout le monde. La réalité est entrain de le rattraper, pt à pt.

        Mm cette France va bientôt le lâcher, raison pour laquelle il commence déjà à flirter avec Putin. À quelle heure?

        C’est n’est pas à cette heure kil devrait s’engager sur ts les fronts. Notre succès avec Boko fessait déjà à ce que les CMRs commencent à le pardonner, mais il a encore ts gâté seul.

        Son bras de fer avec un pt Kamto est totalement inutile, voila l’énergie kil pouvait investir dans des visites au Noso pour calmer les gens et faire mm semblent d’avoir pris acte des doléances des populations—là il m’a vraiment dépassé—si c’étaient les otages Français, il aurait mm déjà fait mille tours aux Noso, mais il s’en fout éperdument des CMRs…

    • ZZ is funny to see you shed crocodile tears here hahahaha I thought you were all for kelle Osu .Now that your man from the west is concern it is now a different story but when my anglo brothers are concern oh no kill them all they are all terrorist.

      • Kikikikiki, Cavani….you even try sotey gee me region sef, arda one dem di even tok sey ah no be CMR, daso forsika sey ah dong deny for wear blue and white maillot. Ifi na daso maillot bin be di play ndamba, then me ah for dong wear’am long time sef b4 you.

        Me ah know wehti go happen ifi we ever reach for Buea. Daso after one week, population go di climb na 4 on top Mount Fako for escape from cocoa cutlass.

        Na time wey po-po jacks go line up 4 grong, na for dey all fighters their true-true beast go come out.

        Ayaba Cho go take na which kana con short for go sell Bakassi oyé wey dem no spot yi? Than ask yi sey, “ah say eh Pa, you dong forget road 4 go fo ya village? And da short man no just bend yi tail then turn back, yi go daso turn-turn want 4 show ngum witi open eye b4 yi give up…

        • Kikikiki. Papi a see sa your langage don d change .No soi a co hold your hand for buea if you repent now then apologize for that jariba wer you trowey before.

        • @Cavani,

          ifi you follow wa history wey no man no influence your thoughts, you go soon discover daso for page 2 sey all dis killings among ourselves for no nating na the greatest loss sense of 21st century.

          Wa papa witi uncle dem spend dem time for di fool-fool we witi one side story, and even the one side story sef bin still flop witi plenty lies.

          Eske dem bin ever tell we sey na UK bin block SC independence? Sey UK no bin want for loss CDC? Ifi SC 4 get independence dem 4 nationalize the thing. Eske dem bin ever tell we sey UK bin be di fear sey SC go turn-turn cam be liké Nkrumah yi Ghana, wey dem bin be di gee cover for all nationalist mov’ts for Africa wey dem bin be out for taclé Oyibo then join hands witi communist countries for wipe Oyibo out of the globe? Dem bin tell we da one?

        • Eske dem bin ever tell we sey the option for join LRC bin na the best choice. Eske dem bin ever tell we sey UK bin want tief ballot boxes for put daso votes for join Awala for inside, and sey na some courageous SC remé dem block the barga dem mek dem no vanish witi ballot boxes.

          Na so rain start fall on SC, LRC no bin get no nating for do for inside dat rain.

          Sep for po-po Foumban, dem gee Foncha big-big book witi all agenda for conference. Eske Foncha read the book? Yi even deny 4 gee the book for arda pipo for read’am. Dem all go Foumban daso 4 go drink mimbo then enjoy witi Ashawo for hotel. Only 4 turn back then start 4 blame Ahidjo like sey Ahidjo bin be di hide yi vision for form a GREAT and UNITED CMR.

          Massa, wuna lef me mek me too ah turn-turn drink ma mimbo 2nite.

          Ah tire…

  2. Thumbs up!

    • This then brings to the open the malaise of a nation that turns down a good, pragmatic idea (Common Law) simply because its proponents are a minority to be despised as second class always. Yet the choice system of the great majority ( Civil Law) is so repugnant . Civil Law tries a suspect inside offices instead of open courts where justice is not only done, but seen to be done.
      This raises the bigger issue of the Golden Rule – Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Those who arrogantly sit on the high table and sign into law bogus articles aimed at others hardly imagine that just around the corner, they will get enmeshed in them. This was true yesterday ( Ahmadou Ahidjo), is true today( Maurice Kamto) and will be true tomorrow(????).

  3. @John Dinga civil law tries a suspect inside offices instead of open court rooms? One must have heard all sorts of things Coming out of your mouth! It is stated nowhere in civil law that suspects be tried inside offices, what we are witnessing here is a regime that does not respect any laws, including its own laws, rather than civil law stating that suspects be tried inside offices. In other words, trying suspects inside offices is completely illegal in civil law and is not allowed. What the court is doing is illegal and is not a common practice in civil law. One would be forced to ask the question, aren’t u aware of what the dictatorial regime is capable of doing? Including breaking it’s own laws?

  4. Why are others succeeding in other places to change leadership and this is so hard in
    damned cameroon? Idiots of the first order.

  5. ZERO VIVRE ENSEMBLE

    ZERO audience à “huis clos”.

    The kangaroo court is trying to hide what ????
    It is now crystal clear that the arrest of Prof. Kamto was foolish.
    Dictator Biya is now under immense international pressure. Even PresidentMacron has asked for the release of Prof. Kamto.

    According to the law of the so-called “one and indivisible” LRC, Prof. Kamto is innocent.
    Unfortunately, the judge’s hands are “tied”. He can only release Kamto “Sur très hautes instructions de Monsieur le président de la République, chef de l’Etat et chef des Armées”.

    Prof Kamto has refused an “in camera” hearing because he is aware that the judge will later claim that Kamto acepted gilt and apologised to Dictator Biya. Showing considerable magnanimity, Dictator Biya therefore decided to pardon Prof. Kamto.

  6. @Toro

    You are under no obligation to open the books and read for yourself, nor even to read “audience a huis clos” clearly stated in the write-up above. After all it is a well-known fact that the best way to hide something from Cameroonians is to publish it.

  7. @John Dinga you and i know what this regime is capable of doing, the fact that the regime does something does not necessarily mean that what it does is legal and allowed. Not even the fact that the article states “audience a hui clos” makes it legal. The article is merely reporting what happened and not saying that what happened is legal. The fact is it is not legal and the court broke the law, which is nothing new to us as it has done so several times before. We are used to courts breaking the law in this dictatorship.

  8. Mr. Toro
    If you concentrate on addressing the issue at hand instead of me, you will be going somewhere. I do not speak for you, so the “you and I” does not sit well with me. Whatever your bone of contention, Kamto Maurice is a man of the law and his decision to spurn and distance himself from any behind-the-scenes dealings is not in dispute.

  9. I suspect francophone Cameroonians themselves wish they had the courage of Anglophones to stand up for their rights.
    In any case, those are stories from a neighbouring country

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