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Rights Groups: Cameroon Prisons Severely Overcrowded

Human rights groups in Cameroon say prisons constructed for 500 detainees are housing more than 3,000 people, many of whom can be held for years without charge in inhumane conditions. The government says it is working on solutions. Aristus Beba has been locked up at the Kondengui central prison for five years. The 26-year-old says he has never stood trial. “My elder brother accused me of stealing money from the house and I was taken here. I have been beaten up several times here. I had...

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