Tag Archives: Alternatives-Cameroun

Activists demand new probe of Eric Lembembe murder

A year after the murder of journalist/activist Eric Lembembe in Cameroon, human rights activists in Cameroon and abroad are calling for a renewed investigation into his death. Cameroonian authorities’ mishandling of the investigation has been so incompetent and disrespectful that … Continue reading

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Cameroon police arrest LGBT activist, block AIDS clinic

Le communiqué est disponible en français ici. Police in the Deido section of Douala, Cameroon,  arrested the vice president of the anti-AIDS pro-LGBT-rights group Alternatives-Cameroon on Feb. 14 after receiving an accusation that he is a homosexual. The man who … Continue reading

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After attacks, LGBTI defenders in Cameroon seek safety

Cameroonian authorities should end their ‘absurd and despicable’ silence, then act to protect local human rights organizations and activists. Douala, Cameroon, July 2, 2013 — At the Access Center of Alternatives-Cameroon, life returns to normal. Gradually. New furniture arrives. New … Continue reading

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Arsonists, burglars attack LGBT advocates in Cameroon

Human Rights Watch issued this press release today: Cameroon: Spate of Attacks on Rights Defenders Authorities Should Investigate, Condemn, Prosecute Assaults (Douala, July 1, 2013) – The Cameroonian government should rigorously investigate, denounce, and prosecute suspicious break-ins at three human … Continue reading

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Report: Cameroon jails many LGBTs to settle scores

Most people charged with violating Cameroon’s law against homosexual activity are convicted based on little or no evidence, Human Rights Watch states in a report released today.  The study was prepared in cooperation with Cameroonian  LGBT-rights organizations Alternatives-Cameroun, the Association … Continue reading

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Blackmail and ambushes in Cameroon’s LGBTI community

This article is by Yves Yomb, executive director of Alternatives-Cameroun. In recent weeks, a climate of fear has spread in the LGBTI community of Cameroon because a group of criminals has infiltrated dating websites frequented by homosexuals. 1. The case … Continue reading

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Pressure on Cameroon to halt human rights abuses

Activist groups are keeping up the pressure on President Paul Biya to halt Cameroon’s harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBTs). But so far he has made no response to their pleas. In October, Biya received a letter … Continue reading

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