Maurice Kamto: Investigated for Uprising Against Biya's Government

Younde -  Maurice Kamto's lawyers have said he is under investigation for alleged insurrection by Cameroon's government. 

And four planned marches, scheduled for Friday and Saturday and the following week, were prohibited for public order reasons.

The opposition Movement for the Rebirth of Cameroon called off demonstrations planned in several cities on Saturday, a party leader said, following a government ban on protests.

"The MRC will not demonstrate today," said Emmanuel Simh, one of the vice presidents of the movement led by Maurice Kamto, the runner-up in last year's presidential vote who was arrested this week.
Maurice Kamto

Authorities on Thursday banned planned protests in the capital Yaounde after a series of unauthorised anti-government demonstrations and some 200 arrests.

Former government minister Kamto, who claims to have been cheated out of the presidency, was arrested in the economic capital Douala on Monday.

Opposition marches took place in several towns last weekend, against the re-election of Cameroon's veteran leader Paul Biya.

Biya, 85, who has held power for 36 years, won a seventh consecutive term last October. Kamto came second in the election with 14 percent.


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