The National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms (Cndhl) has accused the Biya Francophone regime of prohibiting access to certain prisons in Yaoundé. The Cndhl, which envisaged visits to certain Francophone detention centres in Yaoundé, notably in the cells of the Secretariat of State for Defense (SED) and the national headquarters of the gendarmerie said in a statement that the Beti Ewondo dominated government has refused to comply.
In a document to the commission, an agent of the Yaounde regime noted recently that “he has not received authorisation from his hierarchy authorising any inspection.” Amnesty International in its latest report revealed that there are numerous torture chambers in Yaounde and military facilities of the Rapid Intervention Battalion Bir, the elite unit of the French Cameroun army including the Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (Dst).
There is also a video about the detention in a secret place of 12 Southern Cameroonian citizens arrested ever since the beginning of the Anglophone crisis. For the Cndhl, this refusal is an infringement on the French Cameroonian law, which gives approval to regular visits to prisons and detention centres.
By Fru James
Cameroon Intelligence Report