Video appears to show Cameroonian soldiers executing women and children, Amnesty says
Amnesty International released a statement this week saying that its experts have “gathered credible evidence that it was Cameroonian soldiers depicted in a video carrying out the horrific extrajudicial executions of two women and two young children.” The human rights group says the video was probably shot in Cameroon’s far north region, where Cameroonian forces have been fighting to push back Boko Haram extremists over the past several years.
[Ilaria Allegrozzi, Amnesty International’s Lake Chad researcher who covers Cameroon] said in relation to the execution video, “this dismissal by the Cameroonian authorities is pretty concerning.
“They said they’d open an investigation and already dismissed it as fake news without proving anything,” she said. “What we have seen in Cameroon is a climate of total impunity where any crime can be committed and no one will be held accountable.”
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