Amnesty Intl launches report on human rights abuses by Cameroon
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.