CNA Staff, Sep 29, 2020 / 13:00 pm
Catholic bishops in England appealed Monday for an end to human rights abuses in Cameroon.
Bishop Declan Lang of Clifton and Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth signed an ecumenical statement issued Sept. 28 denouncing attacks on civilians in the Anglophone region of the majority French-speaking West African state.
"We hear the cry of our sisters and brothers in Cameroon's Anglophone region, who are facing daily violations of their human dignity. Recent reports of extrajudicial killings, arbitrary detention and attacks on civilians demand a response from the international community," the statement said.
English-speakers in Cameroon have accused the government of discrimination since 1961, when the formerly British Southern Cameroons joined French Cameroon to create the Republic of Cameroon.