Amnesty Intl launches re­port on hu­man rights abuses by Cameroon

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Kabiru R. An­war,Yola

The Amnesty In­ter­na­tional is set to launch a re­port de­tail­ing hu­man rights vi­o­la­tions by Cameroo­nian au­thor­i­ties and se­cu­rity forces in the fight against in­sur­gency.

A press re­lease from Amnesty In­ter­na­tional said the re­port would be launched in Yaounde, Cameroon, on 14th July.

Boko Haram mil­i­tants have car­ried out cross-bor­der at­tacks on Cameroon as the au­thor­i­ties stepped up ef­fort in the fight against in­sur­gency.

The state­ment ac­cused Cameroo­nian au­thor­i­ties of ar­bi­trar­ily ar­rest­ing hun­dreds of civil­ian sus­pects and sub­ject­ing them to tor­ture.

It added that many of the de­tained had been kept in un­of­fi­cial de­ten­tion cen­tres and tried by mil­i­tary courts.

”The re­port Right Cause, Wrong Means: Rights Vi­o­lated and Jus­tice De­nied in Cameroon’s Fight against Boko Haram, doc­u­ments how, while seek­ing to pro­tect civil­ians from bru­tal Boko Haram at­tacks, Cameroon’s se­cu­rity forces have them­selves com­mit­ted hu­man rights vi­o­la­tions”, it stated.

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