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Amnesty International Condemns Biya’s Regime Over Rights Violation In Ambazonia

 

 

 

 

The human rights organization known as Amnesty International has published a report detailing the ongoing conflict across Anglophone Cameroon. The rights watchdog lay blames on  La Republique Du Cameroun (LRC) colonial forces atrocities in Ambazonia (Anglophone Cameroon) detailing targeted killings, maiming, looting, burning of communities, kangaroo arrests etc, all of which have contributed in escalating the violence. The organisation however picked holes with some aspects of separatists arm groups though they could not substantiate any evidences.

According to the June 11 publication, reviewed by BaretaNews, Amnesty International faults LRC forces for the destruction of villages, extracting forced confessions through torture, indiscriminate firing at crowds of unarmed civilians.

Having conducted interviews of some 150 victims, gathered material evidence through satellite imagery and eye-witness accounts of these acts, the rights watchdog has showcased how the general population of the people of Ambazonia is bearing the brunt of Biya’s forces as the violence persists.

The Deputy Director of Amnesty International for West and Central Africa, Samira Daoud, had this to say concerning the ongoing conflict in Ambazonia ”People in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions are in the grip of a deadly cycle of violence. Security forces have indiscriminately killed, arrested and tortured people during military operations which have also displaced thousands of civilians. Their heavy-handed response will do nothing to calm the violence-in fact it is likely to further alienate Anglophone communities and fuel further unrest.”

A series of protest movements and strike actions by teachers, lawyers and students in late 2016 saw the brutality of La Republique’s security personnel. Solidifying the reasons behind the general cry of marginalization and discrimination by the Yaounde government against the people of Ambazonia. Large scale peaceful demonstrations organized across the territory of Ambazonia between September 22 and October 1,2017 which saw the military crackdown has only intensify the call for an independent Southern Cameroons-Ambazonia.

Since late last year’s series of peaceful protests, La Republique’s military has arbitrarily arrested individuals, resort of extrajudicial killings, rape and torture, burning of buildings to the ground. Photographic evidence obtained by Amnesty International show the total destruction of the village of Kwakwa following a December 2017 operation. In Dadi village, 23 people were arrested and detained alongside minors. Torturing them while in their custody to extract confessions. Some are blindfolded and seriously beaten with a variety of objects. All of such accounts have been documented by the international human rights watchdog group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neba Benson,

BaretaNews Foreign Correspondent/Analyst

Otto Ama
9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. homeboy

    June 12, 2018 at 6:28 PM

    @BaretaNews Foreign Correspondent/Analyst, it’s better to put out the text as in the report rather trying to interpret in your own words, from this article it shows how you have been twisting and lying to weak minds, you have completely removed this section “accuses the separatists of killing soldiers and targeting teachers and students” from your own version. I am pasting part of the report here as reported by Amnesty International.

    “Rights group Amnesty International is calling on the government in Cameroon to ensure government soldiers as well as separatists are held accountable for crimes committed in the country’s Anglophone regions.

    Violence in the North-West and South-West regions of the country escalated two years ago, following protests by local communities that the authorities were discriminating against them.

    Amnesty says it has evidence soldiers have destroyed entire villages and tortured detainees; it also accuses the separatists of killing soldiers and targeting teachers and students.

    The rights group says the military’s heavy-handed response is likely to further alienate Anglophone communities and fuel more unrest.”

    • homeboy

      June 12, 2018 at 6:32 PM

      LRC brutal army and your god father mark bareta including his disciples shall never go free no matter how long it takes

    • Eins

      June 13, 2018 at 3:16 PM

      Thank you for your objective report, I knew that Bareta news was fake from the first paragraph.

    • Pompidou Mensah

      June 13, 2018 at 11:29 PM

      Why do you come on here to twist facts or show blatant misunderstanding of the situation, we know the real facts. The BUTCHER of AMBAZONIA declared war on us. Tell me how you use an army to kill unarmed women, children and men. His army can’t fight Boko Haram , we have the right to self defense just like Israel. This shit head bulu coward of a dictator has been given a million chances to negotiate peacefully let Amnesty International go Blane Israel for self defense or US. Bulu shit head dictator low IQ only understands brutality. Where is Ahidjo, thousands of nordists murdered, yaya, nendo ze,ending dong, abah abah?

  2. Malis

    June 12, 2018 at 6:31 PM

    Bla, Bla, Bla as always.

  3. YVELINES FOMBUTU

    June 12, 2018 at 8:56 PM

    The organisation however picked holes with some aspects of separatists arm groups though they could not substantiate any évidences.

    Hahahahahahahaha did you read the report ?

  4. dzu

    June 13, 2018 at 4:13 AM

    @Homeboy

    Thanks for putting the way it is – This is what is wrong with Bareta -Always misleading the people reading news here .

    I remember the declaration of The general secretary of the UN just before october 1 last year, instead of putting the report here – you guys carry on lying ,putting peoples hope high for nothing

    The same goes with Ayuck Tabe in nigeria – when some people were warning you that it was dangerous for them to be there , you still lied and said nothing of that sort could happen since Nigeriaa was democracy –

    Even when they were arrested , you still said in no way they could be senT back to cameroon because of one ,two , three .

    You are real Amatures in politics,Manipulators and liars –

    but you know what ,this is you website Do whatever you want with it .

  5. BAMENDA BOY

    June 13, 2018 at 7:50 AM

    HELLO ; I WISH GOOD MORNING FOR ALL CAMEROONIANS[ 10 REGIONS] FOR THIS CREW/FORUM

    NOW ABOUT THIS ROUGH COMING FROM NEBA ;NOTHING CAN ASTONISH ME; BUT IT’S IMPORTANT THAN YOU POST THE ORIGINAL AMNISTY REPORT FOR MORE CREDIBILITIES.
    THE VIDEO TV5 MADE FOR AMBAFIGHTERS IS ANOTHERS USELESS AND LACK OF STRATEGICS; DO YOU THINK USA ;UK AUSTRALIA CAN BE ABLES TO SUPPORTS TERRORISTS BANDITS NO AND NEVER.

    WE WAIT AND SEE ….

    I AM FROM SW AND CAMEROONIAN

    • Pompidou Mensah

      June 13, 2018 at 11:40 PM

      Biyas forgotten bastard is back, fake wannabe banebdaboy, the BUTCHER of AMBAZONIA produced you in a mud hut in mvomeka before he was handed the presidency on a silver plate. He was flat broke, renting from a banenda man in Yaoundé because he was flat broke, coming from a jungle mud hut. That’s why he is desparetly clinging on to power for life or else face WAR CRIMES

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