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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Marafa Not Political Prisoner, Issa Tchiroma Says

Issa Tchiroma Bakary: Gov't Vuvuzela
Cameroon’s Minister of Communication, Issa Tchiroma Bakary has declared that Former Minister of State, Minister of Territorial Administration Marafa Hamidou Yaya is not a political prisoner. Minister Tchiroma made that statement on Friday, 16th July 2016 in Press briefing with local and International media. During the briefing Tchiroma debunked the report recently published by the UN working group on arbitrary detention. The report had indicated that Marafa was a political prisoner and called for his immediate release from detention. Communication Minister in reaction to the report said that Marafa Hamidou Yaya is not a political prisoner as indicated by the report but an ordinary prisoner who was found guilty and sentenced for embezzling state funds.  He continued that the letter by Marafa to the UN working group as well as the group’s report should therefore be doubted. Marafa, the Minister of communication added is serving a 20-year jail term as an ordinary prisoner and not politician.



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