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Cameroon: Prison visits begin

11-03-1999 News Release 99/10

On 1 March the ICRC began to visit places of detention throughout Cameroon after the authorities accepted its offer of services. In accordance with the ICRC's customary procedures, ICRC delegates will have free access to all places of detention and will be able to talk with the detainees in private and repeat their visits on dates set by the ICRC. A confidential report on the conditions of detention and the treatment of detainees will be submitted to the authorities concerned.