The centre for human rights and democracy in Africa has outrightly condemned the umlawful detention condition of inmates at the Kondengui maximum security prison- Principal prison in Yaounde.
Barrister Agbor Balla issued the following release today:
“The Center for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa in observance with the
norms and principles of both Cameroonian laws and international laws
and/or the Basic Principles by the United Nations on the treatment of
detainees strongly condemns the torture and neglect of health concerns of
certain detainees at the Yaoundé Central prison in Cameroon.
That the following detainees have critical health concerns needing urgent
medical attention to which the prison administration has paid no attention.
Those with Eye Cataracts include inter alia; Njino Titus, Tambert Norbert,
Ambe Louis, Fru Lesley, Atanga Celestine and Fon Evaristus. Others with eye
conditions include; Anye Divine and Ambeisie Divine.
Mbah Rene and Penn Terence Khan are victims of Spinal Discomfort and
pain resulting from Torture. Ngwashiri Joseph Ngalang (Chest pain), Ngalim
Felix Safeh (swollen legs like Elephantiasis), Yuka Edward (Diabetic), Khan
Marcel (severe pain in the legs), Awah Thomas (tuberculosis), Fri Christabel
(swollen stomach), Bah Paulinus (Semi paralysis), Acha Ivo (broken arm
by bullet with iron Inside), Ajabe Felix (broken leg with iron inside),
Anye Divine, Efuet Armstrong (irregular teeth growth), Rev. Fr. Ambeizei
Andrew (partial paralysis) and Asaah Patrick Ndangoh (constant back
pain). Others with severe conditions include: Tah Emile Agwe, Ambesie
Divine and Platini.
Wirba Diminus was severely tortured3 with the use of a hot electric iron
resulting in severe bodily harm.
Attached below are pictures of Awah Thomas the detainee sick of tuberculosis.
It shows his state before he was detained and after his detention.
is against this rather pathetic backdrop that
the Center urges the state and state penitentiary authorities to respect the
rule of law and fundamental human rights of all detainees.
The Center urges the state and state penitentiary authorities to henceforth
cease all forms of torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of
detainees under their supervision.
The Center strongly recommends that immediate medical attention and
services be given to the aforementioned and any other sick detainee”