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    US Justice System Joins Ranks of Chad, Senegal, and Cameroon in Weaponizing the Law Against Political Opponents.

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    Trump’s Indictment: A Political Witch Hunt?

    Washington DC, USA (African Boulevard News) – The indictment of former President Donald Trump has ignited a firestorm of controversy, with many Americans, including West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, calling it a political witch hunt. Gov. Justice, in a Facebook post, lamented the lack of respect for Trump’s accomplishments and the witch hunt targeting him and his family. Meanwhile, GOP lawmakers have quickly sided with Trump, dismissing the indictment as “witch hunt bullshit.”

    Majority of Americans See Trump’s Indictment as Political

    According to a recent poll, about 76% of Americans believe that politics played at least some role in the decision to indict Trump, with 52% asserting it played a major role. Although most Americans still approve of the indictment, the fact that three-quarters see it as political raises concerns about the impartiality of the justice system.

    America Echoes Oppressive Regimes

    The situation in the US mirrors the political persecution seen in countries such as Chad, Senegal, and Cameroon, where opposition leaders are hunted down and imprisoned. The weaponization of the justice system against political opponents is a worrying trend, drawing comparisons between the US and these “banana republics.”

    Cameroon: Opposition Leader Arrested After Election

    In Cameroon, Maurice Kamto ran for president and was subsequently arrested. Amnesty International reported a post-election crackdown, with the arrest of opposition leader Kamto and the imprisonment of 47 opposition activists by a military tribunal for planning protests. This highlights the disturbing use of the justice system to silence political dissent.

    Chad: Opposition Leaders Arrested and Sentenced

    Similarly, in Chad, opposition leader and supporters were arrested under President Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno’s regime. Six members and supporters of Wakit Tamma, a coalition of Chadian opposition parties and civil society organizations, were arrested for participating in a demonstration. Chad’s opposition leaders received one-year suspended terms, and hundreds were arrested after anti-government protests.

    Senegal: Opposition Leader Sentenced and Fined

    In Senegal, opposition leader Ousmane Sonko was handed a light sentence and a hefty fine, maintaining his viability for the presidency but suffering a blow to his political career. Sonko’s sentencing followed a libel trial and led to widespread unrest in the country.

    America: A Third World Nation?

    As the US justice system appears to join the ranks of Chad, Senegal, and Cameroon in weaponizing the law against political opponents, Trump’s claim that the US is “rapidly becoming a Third World Nation” gains traction. African nationals now find it easier to transit through Latin America to reach the US, where borders are wide open, further fueling concerns about America’s political climate.

    Conclusion: A Call for Justice and Integrity

    The parallels between the US and oppressive regimes in Chad, Senegal, and Cameroon are alarming. As the majority of Americans view Trump’s indictment as politically motivated, the need for the US justice system to maintain its integrity and independence becomes increasingly urgent. It is crucial for the US to reestablish its commitment to justice and fairness, lest it devolves into a system that mirrors the oppressive regimes it once sought to distance itself from.

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