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UN Urges Cameroon Gov’t To Stop Tyranny Against Protestors 

By Azore Opio

Ambazonian Flag Accopmpanying Victim of Strike To The Graveyard

Ambazonian Flag Accopmpanying Victim of Strike To The Graveyard

The office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights based in Geneva has sent a call to the Government of Cameroon to “ensure that there is prompt, effective and independent investigation” into reports of excessive use of force by the police against demonstrators.

A press release referred to the excessive force the police used during a protest in the town of Bamenda on December during which four people were reported killed.

The release recalls that there have been several demonstrations in recent weeks in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon primarily against the use of French in the schools and in the courts.

“Teachers, lawyers and students have been protesting against what they see as a violation of their right to use their language and culture,” says the release.

It adds, “We call on the Government to ensure that the security forces exercise restraint when policing demonstrators, and that the right to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression are respected.”
The UN also calls on all demonstrators to protest peacefully and not resort to violence.

It further urges the Cameroon Government to take quick and appropriate action to constructively address being voiced in these regions fully in line with Cameroon’s international obligations human rights and commitments made in the Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review.

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