Cameroon: Armed Conflict

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 21 June 2023.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on investigating alleged criminal offences relating to (a) disinformation, (b) computer misuse and (c) supply of information from the UK that may have led to (i) extrajudicial killings and (ii) other human rights abuses in the conflict in the northwest and southwest regions of Cameroon.

Photo of Andrew Mitchell Andrew Mitchell Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development), Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development and Africa)

HMG is aware of incidences of social media use to promote separatist causes in the northwest and southwest regions of Cameroon. The FCDO has discussed issues relating to the conflict in Cameroon with other government departments including the Home Office.

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