As expected, the Government of Cameroon had an immediate reaction after the publication on Thursday, July 14, 2016 of a report on the state of human rights in the fight against Boko Haram in Cameroon.
In this report, the NGO defending human rights points an accusing finger to the defense and security forces of Cameroon who deliberately violate human rights in their hunt for suspected members of the jihadist group.
“This report is not only far from reflecting reality, but it is also detrimental to the honor of our defense and security forces who show courage and bravery. While Amnesty International speaks of 20, 30 or 50 people who would be persecuted or tortured, Amnesty International does not tell the international community that over 2000 Cameroonians have died, our children do not go to school … We ask the question whether Amnesty International has not become a factor on destabilizing our nation” responded Issa Tchiroma, the Minister of Communication, spokesman of the Government.
The full reply of Issa Tchiroma during the 1:00 PM news on CRTV radio, in audio below: