AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL .
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 6, 2019. In response to reports that the US government has decided to cut security and military aid to Cameroon amid concerns over its human rights record, Adotei Akwei, deputy director for advocacy and government relations for Amnesty International USA issued the following:
“Cameroonian security forces have indiscriminately killed, arrested, and tortured people, firing on crowds, displacing thousands of civilians d destroying entire villages with impunity.
“The United States must continue to show that it takes human rights violations committed with its aid seriously, through the suspension of all security assistance until the Cameroonian government can show it has not been utilized to commit serious violations of international law and persons responsible have been held accountable.
The Trump administration should press other donors of security assistance to review their programs and insist on accountability and reform within the Cameroonian security forces”.