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Forty-seven opposition supporters goes to jail in Cameroon

47 opposition activists of Maurice Kamto’s Party, MRC in Cameroon have bagged seven years for being in the opposition party.

According to reports, the opposition supporters were arrested in September 2020 for planning what they described as “peaceful marches” against President Paul Biya who has been in power for almost four decades.

In the economic capital, Douala, more than 500 demonstrators were arrested by the police during the protests in 2020.

According to the opposition party, 124 are still detained.

The spokesman and treasurer of the party received the longest sentences for “rebellion” and “attempted insurrection”.

The opposition leader, Maurice Kamto, was imprisoned for nine months in 2019 after having run against Paul Biya in 2018.

Watch the protest video below;