Jeannette Marafa has clarified the position of her family at a conference on human rights in Cameroon.
The Supreme Court of Cameroon has recently reduced the sentence of Marafa Hamidou Yaya, from 25 to 20 years. However, this reduction of 5 years seems insignificant to the family of the former Minister of State. Especially because, for them, it would be fair to just release him.
Also, at the last celebration of the day dedicated to human rights, Jeanette Marafa, wife of the detainee, said at a press conference that “this day is sad for us because it reminds us four years of misfortunes that fell on us and we continue to suffer, “we read in the newspaper Le Messager published on Wednesday 1 June 2016.
Faced with what it she sees as an injustice, Jeanette Marafa enters into an international campaign for the release of her husband. She does not hesitate to give a flattering portrait of her husband: “Anyone who knows my husband knows that this is a person who is neither animated with hatred nor bitterness. All I want is that the Cameroonian authorities come to their senses and release my husband, “she says.
To add some spices to their show, three children of Marafa have also made their entry into the campaign, the newspaper said. Indeed, on Saturday, April 16, 2016 in Paris, during the day of solidarity for human rights in Cameroon organized by the Liberation Committee of the Cameroonian political prisoners (CL2P), they distributed hundreds of tracts in Paris.
Moreover, the children of Marafa now intend to go directly to the French public that we know very sensitive on human rights issues to advocate for their father. With the main objective, the newspaper said, to put pressure on the power of Yaounde.