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Arrestation de 7 soldats camerounais accusés d’exécutions sommaires

APAnews | Le ministre camerounais en charge de la Communication et porte-parole du gouvernement, Issa Tchiroma Bakary a informé, samedi soir, que 7 soldats, présumés coupables d’exécutions sommaires de deux femmes et leurs deux enfants en bas âge, dans la région de l’Extrême-Nord, «ont été mis à la disposition de la justice et feront l’objet d’un procès équitable».

Précisant que les concernés, dont un lieutenant de vaisseau, engagés sur le front de la guerre contre la secte islamiste Boko Haram, bénéficient jusqu’alors de la présomption d’innocence, il a réitéré la détermination du chef de l’État «à veiller à ce que les exactions qui peuvent être perpétrées par quelques soldats égarés, fassent systématiquement l’objet d’enquête et aboutissent le cas échéant à des sanctions appropriées».

Ces soldats, s’ils étaient reconnus coupables des faits à eux reprochés, encourent la peine de mort ou l’emprisonnement à vie, selon le Code pénal.

L’on note qu’il s’agit d’une volte-face spectaculaire du pouvoir de Yaoundé, dans cette affaire dont la vidéo macabre a été dévoilée en juillet dernier.

Le 20 juillet 2018, le même Issa Tchiroma Bakary, réagissant aux accusations de plusieurs organismes de défense de droits de l’homme parmi lesquels Amnesty International, avait formellement démenti l’information faisant état de la mise aux arrêts de militaires dans le cadre de l’enquête : «Il n’y a eu aucune arrestation de militaires supposément impliqués dans les crimes odieux contenus dans cette vidéo», et «toute information à ce sujet relève de la pure fantaisie».

Selon lui, non seulement des investigations menées sur cette vidéo virale démontraient qu’aucune preuve de l’implication des forces de défense n’avait été encore apportée, mais en plus «les arguments utilisés par Amnesty International sont légers et les accusations hâtives».

Et de s’interroger sur «les motivations de l’acharnement» dont est victime l’armée camerounaise de la part d’un certain nombre d’organisations non gouvernementales, «alors que son professionnalisme est largement reconnu».

Selon des sources proches du dossier, les deux femmes, cagoulés et les poignets attachés dans le dos ainsi que leurs enfants de 2 et 5 ans, auraient été exécutés en avril 2014 dans la localité de Krawa-Mafa, puis rapidement ensevelis au pied d’une montagne appelée Vizi Kokor Vegebi, située à un jet de pierre du poste militaire de leurs bourreaux où il avaient préalablement été incarcérés.

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10 comments

  1. SEPARATIST aka SECESSIONIST

    Prof. Nganang was officially accused by Beti Assomo as the author of this “FAKE NEWS”.

    Now that LRC has changed her story, the learned Professor will drag LRC before a US court for defamation and false accusation. He will be demanding millions of US. If granted by the court, Prof. Nganang will seize a plane of Camair-Co as collateral.

    • SEPARATIST aka SECESSIONIST

      **** BREAKING NEWS ****

      Moody has downgraded LRC’s credit rating. The outlook has changed from Stable to Negative.

      According to Moody, the persistent political instability (in other words, the Anglophone conflict) in the country is a major worrying factor.

      It is easy to start a war. It is difficult to stop a war.
      Dictator Biya was looking for a BLITZKRIEG. Southern Cameroonians gave him an open-ended war.
      Dictator Biya left his LRC for Europe today (12.08.2018) while his terrorist soldiers continue to perpetrate genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in SC.

      Any ELECAM Member entering SC on the 7th of October to manage elections should not forget to write his/her will before doing so. Amba boys will surely disrupt the elections in SC.

    • I hope you are right because Prof. Nganang has launched an initiative to provide 1 year’s worth of salary for any LRC member of the Armed Forces upon defection. In effect, additional funds from the law suit will augment his ability to accommodate the thousands of Bulu militiamen who are expected to run with their tails between their legs instead of dying in the NOSO. Wata na Ndiba.

      • SEPARATIST aka SECESSIONIST

        It is 100% true. Prof. Nganang will drag LRC before a US court.

        SC is really under attack by BETI MILITIA. They do not want to lose the privileges they now enjoy under the watch of Dictator Biya.

  2. War is not the solution for every issue. There should be some dialogues on the table like a mature guy.

  3. Lesson #1: When a thing is too good to be true, look at it again; it is probably not good enough.
    Thus Minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary’s language describing the professionalism of the Cameroon army is worth reexamining in the light of the string of atrocities it inflicts on unarmed civilians all over the national territory, the latest being the cold blooded murder of two medical doctors in Mbengwi, their crime being the treatment of patients supposedly being Ambazonian fighters.

    #2. The contract for the payment of $100,000.00 four times a year to lobbying firm Squire Patton BOGGS of 2550 M Street, NW Washington D. C. 20037 to whitewash the image of the Cameroon government could have been applied to hire local help to carry and dispose of stinking garbage in Douala and Yaounde.

  4. And this stupid was once quick to say the reports and the video was fake news..
    Then later claimed the troops were not cameroonians but today accept that they are cameroonians and have been arrested..
    What do we learn from this?..
    We are a failed state..This country leads not only in corruption but is a state rules by the biggest incompetent politicians you can imagine of…
    The Military is just a group of untrained, barbaric and primitive killers who dont have any respect for human life..
    Join the train and lets make cameroon clean before its too late.
    You cant claim to love your country but want Biya and his gang of thieves to continue damaging and plundering cameroon..
    Wake up and join the revolution..

  5. So shameful, that in spite of all the killings etc. cameroonians are still giving biya
    the opportunity to be their president.
    So, what can actually disqualify this man in the eyes of cameroonians?

  6. Biya is taking all the people of Cameroon for granted, his 43 years as a colonial french puppet has dismantle the ability of the ordinary citizens to stand up for their rights,the forces who are meant to be self discipline, strong are all frightful including all higher civil servants, those educated in developed countries have all sunk low into the dung of colonisation, dictatorship, voiceless people, biya travels abroad frequently to enjoy the luxury built by other politicians who fought,died for their country to be nice civilised for their people to be proud of,yet Cameroon is a dirty, slum shithole country with nothing to be proud of,high poverty, unemployment,bad health care, no social / mental care, poor sub Sahara education, lawless corrupt, liars thieving military & civil servants,

  7. The Only Country on Planet Earth where death People are arrested. The LT cited died some years ago and he has just been exhumed and arrested-LRC ce le Cameroon!

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