Govt abuses hu­man rights in fight against Boko Haram

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS -

Amnesty In­ter­na­tional has ac­cused au­thor­i­ties in Cameroon of com­mit­ting nu­mer­ous hu­man rights abuses in their crack­down on mil­i­tant group Boko Haram, in­clud­ing the killing of dozens of civil­ians, tor­ture, and ar­bi­trary mass ar­rests.

The hu­man rights group said of­fi­cials have de­tained more than 1,000 peo­ple in “hor­rific con­di­tions,” re­sult­ing in an av­er­age of eight deaths each month from mal­nu­tri­tion, dis­ease and tor­ture in Maroua Prison in the Far North re­gion of the coun­try.

Cameroo­nian of­fi­cials crit­i­cized the re­port upon its re­lease Thurs­day.

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