Cameroonian military accused in homicide of two women and two children face justice after the incident caused wave of indignation worldwide. The trial started today behind closed doors, media reports.
Government and army officials initially qualified the video as “fake news” aimed at damging the government’s image, but later announced arrests in the case.
The sources said the trial began on Monday in a court in Yaounde, capital of the West African country.
Six of the soldiers admitted to having participated in the killings but underlined that they obyed the order to open fire, said to Reuters sources, who were not authorised to speak publicly about the case.
The commander has denied giving the order, the sources said.