Tag Archives: Cameroon

Cameroon: Prison sentence ends for man denounced as gay

A Cameroon man, age 29,  has been released from prison, putting an end to incarceration that  began when a friend reportedly claimed the man was a homosexual, attorney Michel Togué reports. The man (called Myan in this blog to protect … Continue reading

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Easter reflections on Christians who crucify LGBT people

Excerpts from a Holy Week meditation by the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle: The passion story will be read all over the world this weekend as the Christian community celebrates Easter, but in most of the countries where LGBT people are … Continue reading

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So far, 2 jailed lesbians are on their own in Cameroon

No help is currently on the way for two lesbians arrested and jailed on homosexuality charges in Ebolowa in southern Cameroon, according to the anti-AIDS, pro-human-rights group Camfaids. Camfaids arranges help for LGBT prisoners and defendants in the Cameroonian capital … Continue reading

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Pleas for justice and health in gay-bashing Cameroon

A team of African and American activists traveled last month to homophobic Cameroon to plead for tolerance, justice and improved health care for LGBT people and others. They raised their voices at a health conference, in prison, at the U.S. … Continue reading

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Anti-gay extortionists have free rein in Cameroon

A notorious extortionist in coastal Cameroon has threatened to unleash an anti-gay mob against a human rights leader in Douala, Cameroon. In response, the REDHAC human rights organization asked for government intervention, so far to no avail. This is just … Continue reading

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A visit to prisoners held on ‘suspicion of homosexuality’

In The Nation,  journalist Andy Kopsa reports on her trip last month to Cameroon with an American and African delegation from the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation. Some excerpts: 20+ imprisoned for being gay The daily tally of prisoners … Continue reading

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Cameroon police release LGBT activist doctor

Police in Douala, Cameroon, have released the vice president of the anti-AIDS pro-LGBT-rights group Alternatives-Cameroon, who was arrested Feb. 14 after he was accused of being a homosexual. Yves Yomb, executive director of Alternatives-Cameroon, said that Dr. Richard [Richard Kwa … 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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Cameroon goal: Reopen vandalized LGBT rights office

A fund-raising appeal is under way to help an LGBT-friendly organization in Cameroon recover from an attack by anti-gay vandals who destroyed the group’s office in December. The organization is CAMEF (the Cameroon Association for Empowerment Outreach Programs), which fights … Continue reading

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LGBT Cambodian activist, slain Cameroonian honored

The David Kato Vision & Voice Award announced today: Cambodian Transgender Activist Sou Sotheavy Wins 2014 David Kato Vision & Voice Award Renowned Ugandan activist Frank Mugisha will present Sou Sotheavy with the award on stage at the prestigious Teddy … Continue reading

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