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Cameroon: Dr Chemuta Divine Banda, chairman of human rights Commission passes away

Late Dr Chemuta Devine Banda(c) copyright

The death has been announced of the Chairman of the National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms in Cameroon, Dr Chemuta Divine Banda.

According to reports, the rights defender died this Monday May 18 in a medical facility in Cameroon’s political capital Yaounde after suffering from a brief illness.

Dr Chemuta Divine has been at the head of the National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms since 2003.

The human right activist was amongst the members of the enquiry commission set up by the Head of State to investigate into the Ngarbuh killings perpetrated last February 14, 2020, commission which submitted its findings close to a month ago, accusing the army of having engaged in amilitary action that led to death of thirteen civilians including ten children and three women.


Published on 28.04.2020

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