Opposition Protests: Maurice Kamto Hires Canadian Intl Lawyer Robert Amsterdam

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Robert Amsterdam announced on his twitter handle on Sunday that his firm had been hired to represent Maurice Kamto and the CRM Party on a series of unlawful repressive attacks in Cameroon

In his words, Amsterdam wrote


“We are announcing that our firm @amsterdamllp has been retained to represent the opposition #Cameroon Renaissance Movement (CRM) and @KamtoOfficiel in response to a series of unlawful, repressive attacks on their rights by the Biya dictatorship. More information coming soon”

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Maurice Kamto equally confirmed when he welcomed Amsterdam and Partners on the fight which he termed a “fight of democracy”

“We warmly welcome @amsterdamllp by the side of the people of Cameroon in their struggle for democracy and the rule of law. Its mandate extends to ALL participants to the planned peaceful protests and opposition activities, be they members of the Coalition for Change or not” Kamto wrote in a previous tweet.

 

Robert Bob Amsterdam is an international lawyer with the law firm Amsterdam & Partners, with offices in Washington, D.C. and London.

Most of Amsterdam’s most well known cases were related to his early work in Africa and Latin America.

On his success records, Amsterdam won a major international litigation on behalf of the Four Seasons Hotel and Resort Group in Venezuela, and he also worked the well known Gutierrez case in Guatemala, which involved representing the victims of one of the country’s largest alleged tax fraud and money laundering schemes.

The lawyer has a record of representing famous political prisoners like Eligio Cedeño in Venezuela, Nigeria’s Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, and leading democracy advocates such as Singapore’s Dr. Chee Soon Juan.


Robert’s hire by the Cameroon Renaissance Movement Party against the long serving president Paul Biya may be another tough case to his career.


The hire also came less than 48 hours to the September 22 mass protest which the party announced, led by its leader Maurice Kamto.

The party and other opposition political leaders plan to storm the streets in protests against dictatorship in Cameroon

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