September 22 Protest: 3 CRM Militants Sentenced to Jail

By Augustine Nyuykongi

3 militants of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement (CRM) were sentenced to jail by the Military Tribunal Bafoussam, West Region of Cameroon on Saturday December 18, according to Radio Balafon.

Tamkou Ngouo Phillip Roger was given a three-year jail term, meanwhile, Massimo Hortense and Kemogné Jean Bosco will both be imprisoned for 16 months in Bafoussam.

The three militants sentenced to jail were arrested in September 2020, for organizing a political gathering which had been unauthorized by the state.

They were also accused of inciting the public, contempt of the President of the Republic by defamation, and attempted insurrection.

The sentences of the Militants come barely weeks after the CRM President Professor Maurice Kamto had urged the Government to release all his militants for them to enjoy the end of year festivities with their families.

With Cameroon preparing to host the African Cup of Nations, Professor Maurice Kamto has reiterated that he would prefer a peaceful solution with the state, but also that he will not fail to result in violence if he were faced with the choice.

The Minister of Territorial Administration Paul Atanga Nji has also fired warning shots at the CRM President, suggesting that he will be on close watch for all trouble makers with intentions of disrupting the AFCON tournament.

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