Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Amabazonia: Human Rights Watch accused the secessionists

Separatist groups operating in the English-speaking areas of Cameroon have been accused of torture and abuse against civilians.

The Human Rights Watch NGO made the allegations Monday in a statement.

The organization claims to have seen a video, filmed in mid-May, showing "armed separatists torturing a man in an abandoned school in northwestern Cameroon".

According to the NGO, dozens of others were tortured.

Since the beginning of the crisis in 2016, most schools have been closed due to the separatist blockade.

Today, these regions are the scene of ever-increasing armed conflicts in which civilians are trapped.

Elements of the armed forces are also regularly accused of committing acts of violence against civilians.

According to UN figures, this crisis has already pushed more than 530,000 people out of their homes. In twenty months, the conflict has killed 1,850 people, according to the International Crisis Group, a geopolitical analysis center.