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Friday, April 12, 2019

People executed after the putsch: the Biya regime secretly hide the list


The organization demands, among other things, the establishment of an individual certificate of the death of the putschists shot or dead in detention and the return of the remains of those shot or killed in prison.

It was in 2011 that the Committee for the Restitution of the remains of people shot or killed in prison as part of the events of April 6, 1984 was born.

According to Guibai Gatama, the publication director of Le Triweekly Eye of the Sahel, who reviews the news in the newsstand edition of the April 5, 2019, "this Committee is not directed against the Government of the Republic of Cameroon, because he considers the respect of institutions as sacred. The Committee is no longer a questioning of history, a tool for the trial of April 6, 1984 ".

In the context of strengthening national unity and respect for human dignity, the Committee asks: "To establish an individual certificate of the death of the putschists shot or dead in custody during the events of 6 April 1984, so that the families of these can have a legal document allowing them to liquidate the inheritance rights pending, and to benefit from their effects. With these documents, families will benefit from the application of the amnesty law.

The second claim concerns "the places where the various people were shot or died in prison so that families could mourn according to their religions, traditions and other rites". And finally, "return the remains of people shot or dead in prison in the context of the events of April 6, 1984, the rights holders. These three fundamental demands are the missions assigned by the Committee. It will sensitize both national and international opinion so that human dignity is respected, whatever the circumstances".

Nine years after its creation, the organization is still waiting for its grievances to be taken into account by the government. On the opportunity of its creation, Guibai Gatama explains that, "its constitution comes 27 years after the events, the return of the remains of the former president Ahmadou Ahidjo has supplanted in recent years and for symbolic reasons and restitution to the legitimate owners of the remains of people shot or killed in prison as part of the events of April 6, 1984. There is also the silence assumed political actors, who could not or wanted to relay this deep feeling of population".

"We think, however, that it is happening well enough in time to remind the collective conscience of this thorny problem so that the witnesses still alive, before it is late, provide credible information about the places where the various remains rest. Cameroon needs this work of memory to be reconciled with itself and for its own history, "says the editor.


Source: Cameroon-info.net