According to the international NGO in a statement released Tuesday in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, enforced disappearances are common in Kenya, Cameroon, Egypt and Zimbabwe.
The NGO Amnesty International has released a statement on the state of human rights in four African countries, including Cameroon. Especially regarding the “forced disappearance of political position militants.” Amnesty said the finding is all the more bitter that despite compelling evidence, the authorities of the aforementioned countries continue to deny the facts, deplored the statement.
“Amnesty International has called for the establishment of a judicial commission of inquiry to investigate cases of forced disappearance and the creation of a consistent comprehensive accountability framework with international standards of human rights” the statement said, according to APA that reveals the information.
Amnesty said attempts by Cameroonian security forces to suppress Boko Haram have led to arbitrary arrests, detentions, enforced disappearances and extrajudicial executions.
“In the Far North, there is still no news of at least 130 people since their arrest on 27 December 2014. They were part of a group of more than 200 boys and men arrested that day by security forces during a raid against suspected Boko Haram fighters, “the statement said.
In a report on human rights in Cameroon published in July 2016, entitled “Good cause, bad means …“, Amnesty International denounced serious violations on the part of the Cameroonian army, as part of the war that the country leads against Boko Haram.
“Over 1,000 people, of which many were arbitrarily arrested are held in appalling conditions, and dozens of them die from an illness, malnutrition or torture in law enforcement operations against Boko Haram by the security forces and the Cameroonian authorities, “stated the NGO.
In response, the Government estimated by the voice of its Minister of Communication, Issa Tchiroma Bakary, that this report had many gaps in the methodology of work of Amnesty International: Lack of objectivity, biased data collection. Because very little is based on little or no relevant scientific tools such as the representativeness of the sampling, participant observation, etc.
For Cameroon, the organization relied more on “unsubstantiated claims, rumors,” that is, only on ideas received, and not facts.