OFFGO empowers communities to resist land grabbers
Since 2017, the International non-governmental human rights organisations FIDH, the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), Amnesty International and the Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada have written the President of Cameroon, requesting his urgent intervention in the situation of intimidation, harassment and death threats targeting OFFGO members. The organisations have identified the following persons and institutions that are involved in the reported human rights violations: 1/ the businessman Baba Danpullo 2/ Government of Cameroon 3/ the Presidential security department of Cameroon DGRE 4/ the Divisional Office of Mbengwi Sub-Division. The Cameroonian National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms currently investigates the allegations.
The International non-governmental organisations have made the following publications:
March 31 2017, The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (FIDH and OMCT), Cameroon: Judicial harassment and acts of intimidation against several members of the Organic Farming for Gorillas (OFFGO)
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