The recent human rights abuses in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions has come under scrutiny by the United Nations. In its Daily Press Briefing today, the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General has cited these abuses including the murder of a mother of four in Muyuka.
Describing the act as “shocking”, it has raised its voice against the abuses, asking government to take action.
“We strongly and unequivocally condemn this atrocious act of violence. We call on the authorities to swiftly launch an investigation into these allegations, and to ensure that those responsible are brought to justice.”
It calls on armed groups to “refrain from attacks against civilians, to respect international humanitarian and international human rights law, and to join the Secretary-General’s call for a global ceasefire as the world fights the pandemic.”
“We reiterate the readiness of the UN to work with all stakeholders towards a political solution to the crisis in the north-west and south-west of Cameroon through meaningful dialogue” the briefing on Cameroon adds.
UN Secretary General, Antonio Guteres months back had called for a ceasefire to no avail.
Mimi Mefo Info