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Armed Separatists’ Abuse Rife in Cameroon’s Anglophone Regions

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image A Cameroonian elite Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR) member patrols in the city of Buea in the anglophone South-West region, Cameroon, on October 4, 2018. © 2018 REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo Armed separatists kidnapped John (not his real name), a medical doctor in Cameroon’s English-speaking North-West region, on February 27 and took him to their camp. They accused John of “not contributing to the struggle,” pointed a gun at his back, and threatened to kill him. He was released six hours later, after a 300,000 CFA [US $544] ransom payment. “They said I had to give…

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