US Citizens with Family in S. Cameroon Call for Peace and Independence
New York, NY (Sept 20, 2019) – A delegation of US Citizens who have family and friends in Southern Cameroon have organized a press conference to precede a massive protest at the UN Headquarters from noon until 4 PM on Friday, September 20th. There will also be a vigil in Maryland on Sept 21st and Sept. 22nd at 14900 Sweitzer Ln. Suite 102, Laurel MD 20707 beginning at 7 PM each day with a press conference at 6 PM. The female-led protest is determined to face world leaders and bring attention to the suffering in Southern Cameroon where the Biya regime has been carrying out a genocide against anglophone Southern Cameroons. The delegation is calling for United States leadership in the form of sanction, brokering a ceasefire and peace and ultimately for independence for Southern Cameroon. Protesting women hold pictures of their slaughtered loved ones as an expression of grief.
The delegation is hopeful that world leaders will intervene and support the Southern Cameroons quest for self-determination and restoration of sovereignty for Southern Cameroons by referendum or democratic process. “It is time to end the genocide of Southern Cameroons”, says one female member of the delegation who prefers anonymity due to fear of retaliation on family in S. Cameroon. Many human rights violations have taken place and been reported in international media.
The delegation wants a successful and respected outcome via mediation by the United States and international leadership. Serious dialogue should include ceasefire and withdrawal of Biya’s forces, granting of amnesty, and independence, the delegation says.