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Cameroonian soldiers jailed for killing women and children

Cameroonian soldiers jailed for killing women and children

FOUR Cameroonian soldiers have received 10-year prison sentences for the killing of two women and two children in an incident that sparked an international outcry, their lawyers said. They and three other soldiers were arrested after a video surfaced on social media in July 2018 showing uniformed men levelling rifles and firing at the victims, one of whom had a baby strapped to her back. The video was one of several to emerge in recent years of alleged atrocities by Cameroonian forces during operations against Islamist Boko Haram militants in the north and Anglophone separatists in the west. The trial…
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