Physical Violence

Physical violence:

According to law NO. 96-06 of 18 January 1996 in the preable of the Cameroon constitution, every person has a right to life, to physical and moral integrity and to human treatment in all circumstances. Under no circumstances shall any person be subjected to torture, to cruel, inhuman or deggrading treatment. 

Section 279 of the Cameroon  Penal Code states that;

1. Whoever by force or interference unintentionally causes to another the injuries described in section 277 of this code shall be punished with imprisonment for from five(5) to ten(10) years and with fine of from five thousand to five hundred thousand francs.

2. Where use is made of a weapon of any explosive, corrosive or toxic substance, of poison, or of any act of witchcraft, magic or divination, the imprisonment shall be from six(6) to fifteen(15) years.

3. Whoever by force or interference causes intentional or unintentionally to another any sickness or inability to work lasting more than thirty(30) days shall be punished with imprisonment for from six(6) months to five(5) years or with fine of from five thousand to two hundred francs, or with both imprisonment and fine.

4. Whoever involuntarily causes death by torture shall be punished with life imprisonment.

Section 294 of the Cameroon Penal Code also states that, whoever by force or moral ascendancy compels any female whether above or below the age of puberty to have sexual intercourse with him shall be punished with imprisonment for from five(5) to ten(10) years.