Right group nails Cameroon military for gross right violations in Anglophone Cameroon

Right group nails Cameroon military for gross right violations in Anglophone Cameroon

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Civilians continue to pay the prize as the Anglophone crisis in Cameroon escalates further. The four-year conflict has led to the dead of 3,000 civilians and hundreds of Cameroon’s uniform men. The UN estimates that more than 700,000 people have been internally displaced.  UNHCR on her part says 60,000 Anglophone refugees are in Nigeria as a result of the long conflict.

In her latest report the Center for Human Right and Democracy in Africa (CHRDA) faults the Cameroon defense and security forces for committing gross human right violation in the Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon.  The report says civilians are the primary victim. “There have been extrajudicial executions, arbitrary arrests, unlawful detention, looting and extortion, poor prison conditions, and inhumane and degrading treatment of detainees. Inhabitants have also seen their homes and villages burned down by the military in the two English-speaking regions, forcing civilians to flee from their homes and seek refuge in other towns as IDPs or simply flee to the bushes” part of the report reads

Citing the case of some young men that were killed by the Cameroon military for smoking cannabis in Buea, chief town of the Southwest Region of Cameroon, locals were prevented from gaining access to the scene. The report also lay bare the wanton and illegal extortion of money from civilians by the Cameroon military. Read the full report. {Warning: the report contains images that may be disturbing to viewers. Viewers discretion is advised}

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