Tag Archives: Cameroonian Foundation For AIDS

Trans woman attacked again in Cameroon

The advocacy group Camfaids (the Cameroonian Foundation for AIDS)  today reported a new attack against a trans woman in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Over the past few years, she has been repeatedly beaten, arrested, jailed and released. (See related stories below.) This … Continue reading

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Anti-gay Cameroon resumes arrests; 7 nabbed in raid

Police in Yaoundé arrested seven people on homosexuality-related charges yesterday after a raid on a home where police said they found men engaging in prostitution and homosexual acts. The arrests brought to a close a period of several months during … Continue reading

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Cameroon: $325 frees 2 gay prisoners; more is needed

After six months in prison on homosexuality charges, two gay men in Cameroon gained their freedom by paying the equivalent of US$325 in fines and court costs. Issa, 29, and Thio, 25, were sentenced to the fines and six months … 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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UN warning to countries that harass human rights activists

As activists from Cameroon prepared to travel to Switzerland to challenge their government’s rejection of proposals to end repression of LGBT people, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued a warning to governments not to harass people who take part in U.N. … 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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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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