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Amnesty wants Commonwealth to take action

The Commonwealth should reinforce recent recommendations by the UN Human Rights Committee on Cameroon and give a clear signal to that country that it must comply with its international human rights obligations, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

On 5 November, the UN Human Rights Committee expressed concern that Cameroon’s authorities were persistently violating the rights guaranteed by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The worst abuses it identified included widespread extrajudicial executions, the continued imposition of death sentences, and torture and other abuses by the police.

Commonwealth heads of state and government meet in Durban on 12-15 November.

This article was produced by IRIN News while it was part of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Please send queries on copyright or liability to the UN. For more information: https://shop.un.org/rights-permissions

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