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Cameroon: CRM’s Mamadou Mota’s 2yrs jail term reduced to 18 months

The first vice president of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement party, Mamadou Mota has seen his two years jail term over the July 22, 2019 mutiny at the Yaounde Kondengui prison reduced to 18 months following an appeal.

The decision was handed down by the Yaounde Court of Appeal late Thursday October 29 after he was found not guilty of four charges, including theft, group destruction, escape attempts and injuries inflicted on detainees.

On the other hand, he was found guilty of rebellion in group, reason why his sentence was reduced and not cancelled.

After the mutiny at the Kondengui prison in July 22, 2019, Mamadou Mato was judged and sentenced to a two-year jail term by the Yaounde Court of first instance.

He has already spent about 16 months in jail, and is thus left with about two more months in prison.

Mamadou Mota is detained at the Yaounde Kondengui prison since June 2019 after he was arrested for organising an unauthorised march to claim the victory of Prof Maurice Kamto during the October 2018 Presidential election.

He would have been freed in October 2019 after the Head of State signed a decree ordering the discontinuance of legal proceedings against supporters of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement arrested after the march but for his jail term on the mutiny.

162 other inmates including those of the Anglophone crisis prosecuted in the same procedure, have also seen the above mentioned 4 charges removed from their case files.

mm Published on 01.08.2022

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