The lawyer at the Cameroon Bar calls on Cameroonian intellectuals who look away and remain silent in the face of serious violations of citizens' rights.
After the kidnapping of Maurice Kamto, president of the Movement for the Renaissance of Cameroon (MRC) last week in a hotel in Douala, Me Claude Assira denounces the "softness" of Cameroonians. "The world will not be destroyed because of those who do evil, but because of those who watch and let it happen." This quote from Albert Einstein is an invitation to Cameroonian intellectuals who look away and remain silent in the face of serious violations of citizens' rights," he said in an op-ed published on social networks.
In his account, the lawyer at the Cameroon Bar gives details of the presence of the leader of the MRC in the economic capital. "History indicates that Mr. Sam Mbaka attends an event at the IFC in Douala. He was impressed by the talent of the young Kouam Tawa, playwright, poet and director. He invites him to his cultural establishment "La Chaumière" in Bonapriso for the dedication of his poetic work, "he says before continuing "But, the young author, would like to have the presence of the muse of his works: Maurice Kamto. The availability of the latter examined, the signing session is scheduled for Wednesday, December 2 at 4 pm. In the meantime, the police crisscrossed the premises and sequestered the politician in his hotel "Vallée des Princes" in Bessengue (Douala), preventing any entry and exit by anyone".
According to the words of Me Claude Assira, the presence of Maurice Kamto has militarized the city, appearing traffic for several kilometers around and pedestrians passed to a systematic search. "All this for what? For his presence at an artistic and cultural event! However, the authorities will try to justify such a runaway by the threat of disturbing public order. What a galejade!!!" the lawyer is offended. As a reminder, Maurice Kamto finally left the city of Douala on Thursday, December 3 under police escort.