Renowned Israeli Human Rights Lawyer, Eitay Mack, is demanding annulment of all exports of Israeli products and services to the Camerounese elite force, the Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR).
In a strongly worded letter dated February 7 2018, and addressed to the Israeli Ministry of Defence, the rights advocate requests the freezing or cancellation of all exports to the BIR unit.
“… in view of the crimes in which the BIR unit is involved across Cameroon, especially in the past year in the British-speaking provinces (Southern Cameroons), and fearing that the grave political crisis in Cameroon may spiral out of control in a full civil war, I ask you to freeze or cancel all security export licences to the BIR unit, until one can be sure that it is possible to verify that its soldiers are no longer involved in sere violations of human rights, that the crimes which committed are investigated, ad hose responsible are brought to justice, and that the crisis in Cameroon is over,” Eitay Mack said.
According to the rights lawyer, La Republique du Cameroun (LRC) has been diverting the weapons and services exported from Israel, from its initial location to fight Boko Haram, to now killing and maiming vulnerable people of Southern Cameroons. Using pictorial illustrations, the rights lawyer says Israel would be promoting the BIR unit to kill innocent people in Cameroon.
“From footage of BIR unit published by the media, and delivered to us by human rights activists from Cameroon, one can conclude that its soldiers are using Israeli weapons like Galil Galil Ace, Tavor rifles, and Negev machine guns to rain terror on its people,” Eitay Mack added.
The lengthy letter also indicated the several condemnations heaped on the Cameroun government over its inability to handle the crisis by other internal rights organisations. According to the rights advocate, hundreds of people from Southern Cameroons have been killed and many others fleeing their homes, in the wake of the crisis.
“… The citizens of Israel, the of Israel or Knesset have never declared war on the residents of the English-speaking provinces of Cameroun (Southern Cameroons), and have never voted to support the eternal reign of an aging dictator,” Eitay Mack added.
The trumpet call of Eitay Mack (adv), adds to many other rights organisations, calling on the complete overhaul of the LRC’s continuous killings in Southern Cameroons. From RHEDAC, through Amnesty International, to now Eitay Mack, the calls have been for international community to probe into the whole crisis and use dialogue to end the crisis. That, according to them, will pre-empt a full blown civil war.
Unfortunately, many have just been talking, with fewer than no one, walking the talk.
By Lucas Muma,
Managing Editor – BaretaNews
Kofi Annan: His Death, SCNC, Biya, The West And Ambazonia
Kofi Annan: His Death, SCNC, Biya, The West And Ambazonia.
Kofi Annan, in memoriam
We have received news this morning of the passing away of Kofi Annan, a son of Ghana and Africa, a statesman of the world. We salute the memory of Kofi Annan who personally achieved many things, including recognition as a Nobel Peace laureate in 2001.
Kofi Annan brings up many memories for us. He worked for a negotiated settlement of the Bakassi conflict. Our forerunners in the struggle lobbied him intensely on case of the annexation of Southern Cameroons by La Republique du Cameroun. Mr Annan even visited Cameroun to discuss our situation. His advice to Biya to initiate negotiation failed.
Being a son of Africa, Annan hoped that Paul Biya will work with the SCNC and other groups to adjust the state peacefully and resolve the root cause of the problem. But he left and nothing changed. Biya duped him. Biya promised him that dialogue will ensue and Mr Annan played his own part of the bargain to not criticise LRC much, to give Cameroun the chance to fix its mess. Lai lai to lai lai, nothing happened. Biya pretended to listen. He ignored him. But sadly too, Kofi Annan had failed to learn from his past failure. As Under Secretary General of the UN in charge of peacekeeping operations, Annan had failed to stop the Rwandan genocide, in which 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were murdered in 100 days. Mr Annan was also in charge when 8,000 Moslems were massacred in a UN safe area by Serbian forces.
Mr Annan was to some extent let down by the West. But he did publicly recognised that he could have done more to prevent those dark moments from occurring in our world.
Fast forward two decades. Successive batches of UN and world leaders have failed to address the case of the Southern Cameroons. Here we are today – in conflict, our people being murdered by troops loyal to the man whom Kofi Annan trusted, our women being raped, a genocide developing in our land, hundreds of thousands of our people displaced.
Biya scammed Kofi. Unfortunately, the story of this bloody struggle would be insincere without stating the obvious failure of the one African who held the office that could have saved our people from this mess and also preserve the husbands of the several women who are now widows on LRC’s side.
But Mr Annan knows the value of independence. Speaking about Ghana’s independence to a group in 2012 in Canada, he declared, “I walked away as a young man believing change is possible, even radical revolutionary change.”
The people of #Ambazonia #SouthernCameroons should take the hint from Mr Annan’s quote above.
As we mourn a great statesman of the world, a son of Africa, the world should seize the opportunity to examine one of the burning issues where they failed to empower Koffi to resolve the annexation of Southern Cameroons Ambazonia by Cameroun which has now turned into conflict and Africa’s fastest growing humanitarian crisis.
Biya duped Kofi. We hope Antonio Guttieres will reflect on this.
The independence of Ambazonia is non negotiable.
Cameroons Conflict: Biya Hires Another US Lobby Firm
Cameroun Hires Another US Lobby Firm.
La Republique Du Cameroun Government has hired another lobby firm known as Mercury. The Mercury firm will provide Cameroun with media and lobbying support.
BaretaNews can confirm Mercury started her operation with Cameroun on August 1st, 2018 according to documents filed under the US Foreign Agents Registration Act.
According to the registration, the contract runs for 12 months, with the Omnicom agency earning a fee of $100,000 per month, along with a one-time $5,000 fee for legal and filing costs that provides lobbying and media relations support.
It should be noted that this adds to the $400,000 contract with Squire Patton Boggs, another full service global law firm.
This move has been taken lately to fight the Southern Cameroons Independence dream. Political pundits say the regime is in dire need to change the narrative and safe guard the face of Cameroun battered human right abuses in Southern Cameroons and North of its own country.
Southern Cameroonians across the globe have been tweeting calling out the law firm for trying to protect and support a dictorial regime of Paul Biya, Cameroun President who has engaged in huge genocidal acts in Southern Cameroons as his military kill, maim civilians burning homes with some alive. More than 120.000 Southern Cameroonians have been displaced internally with more than 20.000 others seeking refuge in Nigeria
This latest move adds to Cameroun frustration in changing the minds of the international community. A country ravaged by internal civil war, a fallen economy, lack of basic facilities could not invest such resources in dialogue which could readily end the war with less than what is currently being spent in the senseless war but rather decided to spend heavily to hire lobbyists to clean its dirty image and thus prolonging the conflict
BaretaNews however understands that the people of Southern Cameroons are not shaken by this move. Their unity, determination and focus between the diaspora and those at home shall see an independent Southern Cameroons and beat La Republique Du Cameroun out of Ambazonia (Former British Southern Cameroons).
Father Alexander Sob Was Murdered With A Silencer-Bishop Bushu
Father Alexander Sob was murdered with a silencer
His Lordship Bishop Bushu, Bishop Of Buea Diocese has dispelled all rumours and Information claiming Rev Father was killed as a result of a cross fire in Muyuka a month ago. He said Fr. Sob was brutally murdered with a silencer.
Monsignor Immanuel Bushu said all these in his homily which is still ongoing today at the Regina Pacis Cathedral where the funeral mass of Rev Sob is being observed.
“Father Sob was with two other people in his car when he was shot at close range with a silencer gun. Where are these people who were with him? Fr. Sob did not die in a crossfire.” The bishop lamented.
We at BaretaNews holds it that, La Republique Du Cameroun Forces have been actively engaged in killing Southern Cameroonians including men of God who have become targets lately. It beats our imagination why the regime will target and kill Father Sob. Of course we know who are the owners of AKs and silencers.
The words from Bishop Bushu goes to directly shame Francophone Bishops who just yesterday on August 7th, 2018 issued a statement congratulating Biya’s regime forces for maintaining order while claiming that the Southern Cameroons self defense forces whom they called as “secessionists” were the ones doing terror. Now we see the separation of the Church itself.
May his soul rest in peace.
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