Tag Archives: Douala

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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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 police free accused gay-bashing blackmailer

Police in Cameroon have freed an anti-gay blackmailer, despite testimony from numerous victims that he ambushed, assaulted and threatened them. That is the complaint made today in a public statement by Alternatives-Cameroon, which fights against AIDS and advocates for human … Continue reading

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Gay in Cameroon: Police accuse blackmail victim

This article is also available  en français.   Police in Cameroon this week turned on an LGBT man who sought their help after he was assaulted by an extortionist/blackmailer, according to the anti-AIDS pro-human-rights group Alternatives-Cameroon. Instead of pressing charges … Continue reading

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Cameroon tally of repression on Human Rights Day

Organizations fighting homophobia issued a grim tally of this year’s repression in Cameroon, even as the world marks International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10: 16 arrests on the basis of people’s sexual orientation/gender identity, including five young women and … Continue reading

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Cameroon appeal: Repeal laws that boost AIDS

Homosexual activity in Cameroon needs to be decriminalized in order to reduce the anti-gay stigma that bars LGBT people from health services and encourages the spread of HIV/AIDS. That was the message sent to the Cameroonian government  on World AIDS … Continue reading

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Cameroon groups: It’s too dangerous to keep fighting AIDS

LGBT rights organizations in Cameroon have decided to halt AIDS education programs until their international partners help them to improve security so activists won’t be killed while trying to curb the spread of HIV among LGBT people there. The announcement … 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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In Cameroon, anti-gay voices grow louder

In Cameroon, the topic of homosexuality is no longer taboo. Both in Yaoundé and Douala, on the street, in taxis, restaurants, bars, offices and markets, on the radio and on television, it is difficult to spend a day or even … Continue reading

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Catholic lawyers push Cameroon to keep anti-gay law

A group of Roman Catholic lawyers in Cameroon gathered last weekend to call for continued enforcement of the country’s law against homosexual acts, which can be punished by prison sentences of up to five years. Africa Review reported: The Association … Continue reading

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