Cameroon Protesters Remain in Detention After Deadly Protests

Cameroonian security forces fired tear gas and water cannons and arrested hundreds of people, mainly opposition party members and supporters, to disperse peaceful protests across the country on September 22, 2020. Many peaceful protesters were beaten and mistreated while being arrested and in detention, Human Rights Watch says. The agency reports that opposition party Cameroon Renaissance Movement (Mouvement pour la renaissance du Cameroun, MRC) says that of the over 500 people were arrested, only 155 have been released.

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Opposition leader Maurice Kamto (left) and President Paul Biya (right).

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