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Entertainment Human Rights Watch accuses the Cameroonian army of abuses

05:07  27 february  2021
05:07  27 february  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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In a damning report, the international organization Human Rights Watch accused Cameroonian soldiers on Friday February 26 of carrying out "one of the worst" attacks on civilians in the English-speaking area in recent years.

This is the attack in the village of Ebam in the southwest region where at least 20 women - four of them disabled - were raped and around 30 men beaten. The facts happened a year ago, on March 1, 2020, but have not heard much since. In question: the fear of reprisals among the victims.

For Ilaria Allegrozzi, researcher at Human Rights Watch, the attack is emblematic of what is happening in Anglophone Cameroon.

Amnesty International has urged the Cameroonian authorities to conduct an urgent independent investigation into the Ebam attack. RFI tried to reach the Cameroonian authorities, but received no response.

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