Over 350 supporters of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement were arrested on Saturday June 1 in some towns across the country as they went out to protest despite a ban by authorities.
The party’s firts Vice President Mamadou Mota was arrested in Yaounde alongside protesters as security forces also carried out similar arrests in Bafoussam, Douala and Bagangte.
Meeting immediately after the arrests on Saturday, lawyers of the party, condemned security forces for brutalising the protesters and said they will not relent their efforts to see that those arrested are released. The lawyers led by Barrister Hippolyte Meli met at the party’s headquarters in Yaounde on Saturday evening as they start their legal battle to release all those arrested.
They say they are working to produce a complete list of all those arrested as they have already started the documentation.
Below is a partial list of those arrested as of June 1,
–Judicial Police Headquarters
2-Kameni Wetchadji Aime
and many others….
–Gendarmerie Headquarters (SED)
About 80 detained…stll to be updated
–Central Police Station (No 1): About 50 detained
SM Biloa Effa
Mamadou ‘Mota’ Yacouba
Dr. Appolinaire Oko
Biatha Nya Melo
Mokolo Police Station: Over 50 detained
…List still to be updated
Over 50 arrested at the ‘Marché Congo’. List still to be updated
….and about 100 arrested. List still to be updated.
IV- Bare Bakem
YAKOUA Charlotte Claire
Central Police Station
11 persons arrested, list still to be updated