Survivors of Cameroon Military Assault Await Justice

An attack on the village of Ebam in the South-West region was one of the worst by Cameroon's army in recent years, says Human Right Watch. On March 1, 2020, soldiers raped at least 20 women, including four with disabilities, arrested 35 men and killed one. Their report says soldiers also burned one home, looted scores of properties, and severely beat the men they took to a military base. Based on information obtained, there has been no effective investigation, and no one has been held accountable for the crimes. Cameroon's North-West and South-West regions have increasing conflict since late 2016, as armed separatists seek independence for the country's minority Anglophone regions.

The grave of 34-year-old Ojong Thomas Ebot killed by soldiers in the forest surrounding Ebam on March 1, 2020.

River in Ebam South West Cameroon

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