FILE- In this Tuesday Dec. 8, 2015 file photo, Mariamu Abubakar, a farmer reacts during an interview with The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
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More than 1,000 people accused of supporting Boko Haram in Cameroon are being detained in military bases and prisons, often without any evidence, and dozens are dying from disease, malnutrition and torture, a rights group said Thursday.A crackdown by the government and security forces on the Islamist militants has fuelled the widespread abuse of civilians across Cameroon's Far North region, said Amnesty International.Many people are held at illegal detention sites in military bases run by Cameroonian troops before being transferred to official prisons, Amnesty said in a report.In the main prison in Maroua, the capital of the Far North region, between six and eight people die every month in dirty and overcrowded cells where malnutrition is rife, Amnesty said.
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