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U.S. Urges Cameroon To Respect Human Rights And Freedom Of Expression

The Trump government has called for restraint and respect of human rights, in reponse to the ongoing English-Speaking Cameroonian demonstrations.

In a statement issued by Heather Nauert, the State Department spokesperson, US government has described Cameroon government response to protestors as ‘unacceptable.’

“The United States is deeply concerned about violence and the loss of human life in protests that have taken place in the Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon since October 1. The Cameroonian government’s use of force to restrict free expression and peaceful assembly, and violence by protestors, are unacceptable.” the statement read.

“We urge the Government of Cameroon to respect human rights and freedom of expression, including access to the internet. We call on all sides to exercise restraint from further violence, and engage in dialogue for a peaceful, durable resolution,” it added.

The declaration of independence of the English – speaking Cameroonians on Sunday, quickly turned bloody with at least seven people losing their lives in confrontations with army forces.

‘Ambazoni’ is the name that separatist groups in the Northwest and Southwest regions of the country have given to the republic they are proclaiming.

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