Cameroon: Further information on torture and ill-treatment / possible prisoners of conscience / medical concern / death in custody: reports of torture amid large-scale arrests

Cameroon: Further information on torture and ill-treatment / possible prisoners of conscience / medical concern / death in custody: reports of torture amid large-scale arrests

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Index Number: AFR 17/024/1997
Date Published: 21 August 1997
Categories: Africa, Cameroon

AI remains concerned about the health and safety of almost 50 people who have been detained since late March 1997 after violent incidents in North-West Province. Five of those arrested have died as a result of torture, ill-treatment and lack of medical care.


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