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March 18, 2008

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Corantin Talla

Clarification from Corantin Talla

"Two protesters, Talla Corantin and Eric Tagne, say they are political exiles in the United States. If they return to Cameroon, after organizing anti-government protests, they will be arrested by the military.

"We cannot do this in Cameroon," Corantin said. "This is forbidden in Cameroon."
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Hi Andy,

Thank you for your coverage of the March 14 protest in front of the Cameroon's Embassy; that said i would like to point out some inacuracies in above bolded statements that need to be corrected:

First of all, I, Corantin Talla alias General schwarzkopft, the Coordinator of the Civil Society Platform for Democracy in the USA, was the main organizer of the demonstration and not in simple protester claiming to be a political exilee as the above statement insinuates.

Second, I am the one that handed the letter to the Cameroon embassy official and I am the one that called for 'for the continuation of our series of protest till Biya Biya leaves power before or in 2011";

Third, the statements attributed to me on the following paragraph: 'Two protesters, Talla Corantin and Eric Tagne, say they are political exiles in the United States. If they return to Cameroon, after
organizing anti-government protests, they will be arrested by the military", are not mine;

I AM NOT SEEKING A refugee status to make such a statement; by attibuting that statement to me you give credence to the cameroon's embassy claim that we are protesting because we want to apply for asylum; This is untrue (I have been living in the USA for about 13 years and I am not seeking any asylum)

I also never said that if i return to Cameroon after organizing the protest , I will be arrested by the military. In fact, I can go to Cameroon whenever i want to, and I will continue to organize Cameroon's citizens in the USA for more protests, lobbying and pressure on the Biya Regime to leave power at the end of his constitutional Mandate.

I will be grateful if you promtly correct the inaccuracies contained in your article.

Also, I look forward keeping you informed about our next actions hoping that you will report it with more acuracies

Thanks in advance

Corantin Talla alias General Schwarzkopf
Coordinator, Civil Society Platform USA(platform-usa)

Ma Mary

Be part of the Our Own Name Competition. The Camerounese government is deaf and blind to people. It believes that the purpose of a people is to serve a government and not the other way around. These kinds of statements shall bring their doom.

Once again, Southern Cameroonians all over the world should get involved in Our Own Name Competition

Ma Mary

LOOK AT THIS. The Camerounese government likes to deny and distract and blame, but this is a regime (same regime since 1958), which has committed genocide before without being called to account. The PEACE in the Cameroons is actually fear of an extremely violent and oppressive regime. It is not really democracy. The place stinks, because there is a rotten corpse under the bed and people have been pretending.

Mbomba Hyginus

These demonstrations Cameroonians are carrying out are commendable for they are gradually yielding fruits.I think we should continue them particularly here in the US especially as it seems that the project of the modification of the const.is already a foregone conclusion.Infact,it should be intensified

Eric Tagne

the statements attributed to me on the following paragraph: 'Two protesters, Talla Corantin and Eric Tagne, say they are political exiles in the United States.
Is not true because first of all I never been interviewed on that matter and second of all am not seeking for asylum. Be carefull of what you say or attribute to people yopu never interviewed. Am striking since cameroon for the well being of All Cameroonian. America is not paradise I love Cameroon and I plan to go back there...BUT I WILL FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY

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