Cameroon/June 4, 2019/ Frank Ikpefan, Abuja /No Comment/124 views /Cameroon Central Africa: UN – Highlight Cameroon At Central Africa Briefingshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel Photo: Human Rights Watch A house burnt down by the military in Abuh village North West on the 19th of November 2018. press release New York — Members of the United Nations Security Council should focus on the deteriorating humanitarian and human rights situation in Cameroon at the June 4, 2019 briefing by the UN Regional Office for Central Africa, nine human rights organizations said today in an open letter to Security Council members. While UN Regional Office for Central Africa briefings are an opportunity to formally raise the situation in Cameroon at the Security Council, the groups also urged the Security Council to formally add Cameroon to its agenda as a regular stand-alone item. “The UN Security Council has largely kept silent on the crisis,” the organizations said. “Without expeditious action, the situation is likely to worsen.” ALSO READ Cameroon: List of pro Kamto supporters arrested on June 1 - Journal du CamerounCameroon’s Anglophone regions have been engulfed in crisis since late 2016, when English-speaking lawyers, students, and teachers began protesting against what they saw as their under-representation in, and cultural marginalization by, the central government. In response, government security forces have killed civilians, torched villages, and used torture and incommunicado detention, while armed separatists have also killed, tortured, and kidnapped dozens of people. ALSO READ ‘No Anglophone or Francophone, only one Cameroon,’ pitches Liberian Nobel Peace Prize winner - CameroonOnline.org This violence, especially abuse by state security forces, occurs in an atmosphere of near total impunity. This week’s Central Africa briefing should serve as opportunity to urge the Cameroon authorities to investigate and prosecute members of the security forces alleged to have carried out human rights abuses. It should also publicly assert to armed separatist groups that their leaders will be held responsible for serious crimes committed by their fighters, the groups said. The lack of access to Cameroon and its affected regions is hindering efforts by international human rights and humanitarian organizations to report on abuses and to deliver life-saving assistance to those in need. The Cameroon government should allow unhindered access to international and national human rights organizations, the groups said. ALSO READ Brazil flooding unleashes caimans in Rio neighborhood - Journal du CamerounThe groups that signed the letter are Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Nouveaux Droits de l’Homme Cameroun (NDH – Cameroon), World Organisation Against Torture, Presbyterian Church (USA), and Réseau des Défenseurs des Droits Humains en Afrique Centrale (Central Africa Human Rights Defenders Network). Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:Cameroon share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleCover Your Face In Shame For Blindly Supporting Buhari – HURIWA To Pastor Kumuyinext articleTrevor Noah rips into Donald Trump’s ‘awkward’ visit to the UK (Video)Related Posts469 shares Cameroon/June 18, 2019 /No Comment Cameroon: Mandates of MPs, Councillors to be extended – Journal du Cameroun462 shares Cameroon/June 18, 2019 /No Comment Egypt’s former president Morsi buried in Cairo – Journal du CamerounFor media covering Mexico’s AMLO, access comes with attacks – Journal du CamerounCameroon: How Twitter Has Been Used in Cameroon’s Anglophone CrisisCameroon:Paul Biya decrees ‘day of mourning’ for soldiers killed in Boko Haram attackCameroon: SDF supporter hits back at Limbe chiefs over Fru Ndi ‘key’ saga – Journal du CamerounClose to 2,300 eSwatini boys circumcised in school campaign – Journal du CamerounWaves of Chinese tourists invade North Korea – Journal du CamerounJapan unveils moves to stop car crashes caused by elderly – Journal du Cameroun‘Avengers’ dominates MTV awards as Larsen honors stunt doubles – Journal du Cameroun Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.