HRW: Cameroon detainees tortured

Cameroon authorities held over 100 detainees incommunicado and tortured many of them in a detention facility in Yaoundé, the capital, from July 23 to August 4, 2019. This according to Human Rights in a statement earlier today. The report says many were in detention on suspicion of being involved with or supporting armed separatist groups operating in English-speaking regions of Cameroon. Since late 2016, a cycle of civil protests there, followed by government repression, has escalated to hostilities between government forces and armed separatist groups, resulting in over 2,000 deaths. Lewis Mudge is Central Africa Director at Human Rights Watch, focusing on Burundi, the Central African Republic, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Rwanda.He joins us via Skype.

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