Cameroon – Human Rights: [PDF] According to Amnesty International, 8 inmates die every month in the Maroua prison

Maroua prison
Written by Deckson N.

Here is a document that may bring out the spokesman of the Cameroonian Government Issa Tchiroma Bakary. The latest Amnesty International report on Cameroon released this Thursday, July 14, 2016 shows an alarming situation of human rights.

The prisoners’ detention conditions are far from ideal. “Over 1,000 people, of whom 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, “reads the directory of human rights violations.

The numbers on the Maroua prison are instructive in this regard. Amnesty says that “more than 1000 people accused of supporting Boko Haram are currently held in extremely overcrowded and unsanitary prisons, where malnutrition is rife.” One learns that the the Maroua prison records each month six to eight deaths.

In this place where water is not sufficient, the beginning of new cell construction does not alleviate the suffering of nearly 1 500 people held in a building meant for 350.

Below is the document

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