Towards an imminent release of political prisoners after Basile Atangana Kouna

Towards an imminent release of political prisoners after Basile Atangana Kouna

N Melo
by N Melo
July 30, 2022 0

Towards an imminent release of political prisoners after Basile Atangana Kouna

Atangana Kouna is now a free man. In detention since 2018, the former Minister of Water and Energy and former director general of CamWater was released. The latter was prosecuted for “embezzlement of the last public in co-action“, “complicity“ in the same facts, “clandestine emigration“ and “violation of the provisions of the Code des Marches Public“ in the context of the anti-corruption operation Sparrowhawk.

It was in March 2018 thatBasile Atangana Kouna , also former Managing Director of CamWater was arrested in Nigeria before being brought back to Yaoundé.

This release is not unanimous because others could also have experienced the same fate but this was not the case. The double standard resurfaced in justice which has already been undermined since.

Some question the legal basis of the intervention deemed to be recurrent by the Presidency of the Republic in ongoing legal cases. Interventions revealed and unveiled by the digital revolution of social networks are hitting a dumbfounded public opinion. Me Christian Bomo Ntimbane of the Civil Society of Reconciliators, in this next forum, explains that he is “considered legally and until now as innocent”.

“The condition here being that the case is not yet judged. It is not because a good part of the public opinion wants to see Mr. ATANGANA KOUNA condemned or in prison, that the planned rule should be set aside, as far as he is concerned. Justice is blind. The law is tough. says the lawyer.

In addition to the lawyer, the MRC activist, Armand Noutack II also protested against this decision to releaseBasile Atangana Kouna and for him: “If we released Kouna on high instructions, we must also release political prisoners on high instructions for renewed social cohesion. Cameroonians must talk to each other and they will talk to each other. Are we moving towards the release of political detainees like Bibou Nissack, Pr Alain Fogue Tadom, etc ?

The MRC activist is not the only one for whom this release is a bitter pill. The indignation can be read in the texts of the whistleblower Boris Bertolt. In a forum on social networks, the latter evokes the Amadou Vamouke case.

“Really, tonight I feel sorry for my country Cameroon. Look at this man, his name is Amadou Vamouke, former CEO of CRTV, imprisoned in Kondengui. So far there is no evidence of any misappropriation.

Vamoulke has been in pre-trial detention for 6 years. 6 years in pre-trial detention. That is to say here is a gentleman who spends 6 years of his life in prison just because he is suspected of embezzlement. And for 6 years no judgment.

During this time,Basile Atangana Kouna prosecuted in a case of 40 billion FCFA reimburses 1 billion 200 million FCFA. More seriously, he had tried to flee and was captured by military security elements in Nigeria.

Basile Atangana Kouna is released on the instructions of those who also sent Amadou Vamoulke to prison.

One cannot govern a country with such wickedness and believe that there will be peace. No. Cameroon with these people will never be at peace again. On the contrary, the situation will get worse. Evil will gain ground. The suffering will spread. Because it is the Devil who now governs Cameroon.

Even God has already forsaken this country. »

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