PRESS RELEASE: United States Welcomes Dropping of Charges against Political Opposition

UNITED STATES EMBASSY YAOUNDE

PRESS RELEASE

United States Welcomes Dropping of Charges against Political Opposition

Saturday, October 5, 2019

The United States Embassy welcomes the decision to drop charges against Maurice Kamto and other members and supporters of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement (MRC) arrested following election protests earlier this year.  Their release from prison today is a constructive step toward relieving political tensions and affirming the government’s commitment to respect for fundamental freedoms.  We hope further measures will be taken in the wake of the recently concluded National Dialogue, leading to the restoration of peace in the Northwest and Southwest Regions.

For more information, please contact:

United States Embassy in Yaounde, Press Section, Tel 22 20 15 00, ext 4162 or 4273.