17, March 2017
The Network of Human Rights Defenders in Central Africa (Redhac) has once again expressed its anger over the killings of innocent citizens by Cameroon security forces in Magdeme in the Far North region. The Human rights body revealed that 25 people were abducted, tortured were killed on 13 March 2015.
Through a photo exhibition linked to the commemoration of the second anniversary of the killing of the 25 people in gendarmerie cells in Maroua on 13 March 2015, Redhac is asking the Yaounde authorities to clarify the matter and that the bodies be handed over to their loved ones.
In the early hours of December 27 2014 Cameroon security forces closed two neighboring villages in the department of Mayo-Sava, Far-North region and carried out a sweeping operation that was aimed at Boko Haram. The operation resulted in numerous violations including at least nine unlawful killings and massive destruction of property. 130 cases of disappearances were registered and 25 deaths in custody following torture. The families, for their part have continued to demand the fate of their missing relatives.
By Rita Akana