The Ambazonian Prisoners of Conscience Support Network (APOCS Net) stands with Maurice Kamto and the 203 other French-speaking Camerounians who were unjustly arrested on January 26, 2019, during peaceful protests against the broken democracy in La République du Cameroun.
These individuals were targeted for their political involvement with the Mouvement pour la Renaissance du Cameroun (MRC), which translates to the Cameroun Renaissance Movement.
As Ambazonians, we have seen too many of our comrades arrested for standing up for their right to freedom and self-determination. APOCS Net believes that there are at least 2,000 Ambazonians currently being held in Camerounian jails because of their political activism. Many are being held incommunicado and have not yet seen lawyers or family, and this is being justified by specious and unsubstantiated charges of “terrorism” — charges which under Camerounian law carry the death penalty.
This is the same charge that is being levied against Kamto. We reject this charge. Kamto is not a terrorist, he is a fighter for democracy who inspired his nation.
We believe his fight is just; the people of La République du Cameroun deserve freedom, justice and democracy, just as the people of Ambazonia deserve freedom, justice and democracy.
The call for justice for Ambazonian prisoners of conscience is one and the same as the call for justice for Maurice Kamto and the MRC 203. We make that call loudly today!
Issued: February 24, 2019
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