Cameroon: Soldiers accused of killing women, babies in FN to be given private trial

Seven Cameroonian soldiers accused of killing two women and their babies in the Far North region of Cameroon will be…

Seven Cameroonian soldiers accused of killing two women and their babies in the Far North region of Cameroon will be given private trial, reports have said.

The seven soldiers have had their court case postponed on several occasions.

Arrested last year after a video showing some soldiers killing women and their babies in the Far North region went viral, the seven soldiers amongst whom a Lieutenant have in one of their hearings pleaded not guilty of charges of complicity in murder, breach of regulations and conspiracy.

Reports say when the video went viral in 2018, authorities denied claims it was shot in Cameroon, but investigations by international NGOs, notably Amnesty International media revealed the video was shot in Cameroon and gave indications of those who actually committed the act.

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