Amnesty International has released a report which reveals war crimes in the fight against Boko Haram, including horrific use of torture. Detainees have been subjected to severe beatings, agonising stress positions and drownings, with some tortured to death. The report details torture at 20 sites, including four military bases, two facilities run by intelligence services, a private residence and a school. Castigating the abuse, Amnesty has called for the US and other international partners to investigate their military personnel’s possible knowledge of torture at one base. Alioune Tine, Amnesty’s Regional Director for West and Central Africa said while the organisation condemns the atrocities committed by Boko Haram, nothing could justify the “widespread practice of torture committed by the security forces against ordinary Cameroonians”.