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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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Organizing opposition to African ‘Gay Hate Day’

The pro-LGBT group All Out (allout.org) is planning a protest against human rights violations in Cameroon. It is timed to coincide with both a planned anti-homosexuality rally in Cameroon on Aug. 21 and the scheduled court appeal on Aug. 20 … Continue reading

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Extorqueurs anti-gay ont le champ libre au Cameroun?

Publié le 23 mars 2014 Rédaction en français par Denis LeBlanc. Un extorqueur notoire dans la région côtière du Cameroun a menacé de déclencher une foule anti-gay contre un défenseur des droits de la personne à Douala, au Cameroun. En … Continue reading

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Le vice président d’Alternatives-Cameroun libéré

Publié le 18 février 2014 Dr Richard, le vice président de Alternatives-Cameroun, a été libéré, selon Yves Yomb, directeur executif de l’association. Il ajoute: “Nous ne comptons pas en rester la, car si nous ne faisons rien, d’autres personnes risquent … Continue reading

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Le vice président d’Alternatives-Cameroun aux arrêts

Publié le 17 février 2014 Un communiqué d’Alternatives-Cameroun, une association camerounaise pour la défense des droits de l’homme. (Also in English) Douala, Cameroun Homosexualité au Cameroun : Cris d’alerte ! Le vice président d’Alternatives Cameroun aux arrêts. Le vice président … Continue reading

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