Cameroon: Biya Pardons Prison Inmates Amidst Covid-19 Spread

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President Biya has declared freedom for some prisoners in response to several calls to save inmates from a deadly spread if covid-19 hits the cells

There’s a big tag and many wonder if Ambazonian leaders and incarcerated journalists will equally be released

Biya’s pardon, according to the press release excludes persons with ‘offences against the security of the state and acts of terrorism’

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The common thing about those leaders and journalists detained is that the court finds them guilty of ‘hostility, acts of terrorism or destabilising the nation’

The decree equally excludes detainees convicted on grounds relating to economic crimes, attacks on state security, counterfeit money, customs fraud, torture, pedophilia and rape.

This is developing and fingers remain crossed

Cameroon as of April 15 tops the chat in West and Central Africa with 855 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

Read full press release below

Similarly, in October 4, 2019, after a long silence, President Paul Biya ordered the release of some MRC political party prisoners!

He took to his Social Media to announce freedom for some members of the MRC Political Party led by Maurice Kamto

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