Cameroon 1999

Yearbook 1999

Cameroon. Visit Countryaah official website to get information about the capital city of Cameroon. Three members of a separatist movement in the English-speaking part of the country were sentenced by a military court to life imprisonment. A further 35 defendants were sentenced to prison for between 1 and 20 years. The defendants were part of a group of about 70 people who were arrested following a series of blast attacks before the 1997 parliamentary elections, when ten people were killed. Amnesty International criticized the court for bias, claiming that several of the defendants had been tortured during interrogations and that some had also died in custody.

Map of Cameroon Yaounde in English

The government took bad care of the fact that Cameroon for the second year in a row was designated as the world’s most corrupt country by the institute Transparency International, which is based in Berlin. The Government considered that the institute had not taken into account the reform work that had been initiated and which, among other things, As a result, two senior officials in the government party have been arrested for suspicion of mutiny.

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