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USA: Campaigners Accuse Government, Say it has 'blood on its hands' over Deportations of Cameroonians
Category :- News Author :- L J KINGAH 
Posted on October 16, 2020, 12:00 am
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Following the recent deportation of dozens of Cameroonians from the United States of America-USA, campaigners there have accused the government of mass human rights violations, stating that it has "blood on its hands".

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Given that many of those deported and flown back to Cameroon only escape from to safety in the US, the deportation move has hugely received condemnation. The director of Visitation Advocacy Strategies, Sofia Casini has called for the investigation around the deportations of these people.

It should be noted that they were held in detention by the US authorities after applying for asylum. As a protector of human rights, these deportees say they had hoped that the US would live up to its reputation.

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Meanwhile, they have complained that they were violently mistreated. To some of them, the dangerous journey via the Panama forest in Central America to the US for safety has all been shattered.  

Though the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement did not comment on operations it says, "in general, sensationalist unsubstantiated allegations are irresponsible, and should be treated with the greatest of skepticism”, in a letter to BBC Focus on Africa, BBC reported.

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According to Bryan Cox, a spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement-ICE, the agency doesn’t comment on operations like deportations, until they are completed. The agency doesn’t comment on complaints being investigated by the Department of Homeland Security inspector general’s office, he added.

“ICE is firmly committed to the safety and welfare of all those in its custody…ICE provides safe, humane, and appropriate conditions of confinement for individuals detained in its custody.” Cox said.

the ordeal of asylum seekers

However, the deported asylum-seekers say they were pressured with force by U.S. immigration officers to sign their deportation paperwork, and that they and a slew of others facing an imminent return flight are at risk of persecution and death

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