Tag Archives: Franky Ndome

Cameroon sex worker jailed for not being a girl

On Saturday, a police officer in Cameroon seeking  sex with a sex worker was so shocked to find that his intended partner was transgender instead of biologically female that he beat him severely, arrested him, and charged him with homosexuality. … Continue reading

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More mob violence in Cameroon; anti-gay attacks continue

Activists in Cameroon have reported two new mob attacks against LGBT people in the country’s capital of Yaoundé. The violence occurred a few days before a Day Against Homosexuality demonstration, proposed for Aug. 21, and a month after the murder … Continue reading

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Beating death of LGBT activist Eric Lembembe in Cameroon

LGBT activist and reporter Eric Ohena Lembembe was beaten to death over the weekend, LGBT activists in Cameroon announced today. Fellow activists said they found his bloody, lifeless body early today at his home in Yaoundé,  Cameroon. Investigations by human … Continue reading

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Cameroon: Drop charges against 2 transgender youths

A press release signed by Alternatives-Cameroun, ADEFHO, CAMFAIDS, Human Rights Watch, and ILGA: Cameroon: Drop Charges Against 2 Transgender Youth Prosecution Based Solely on Bias, Not Evidence (Yaoundé, May 17, 2013) – The Cameroonian authorities should drop the charges against … Continue reading

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Hope for a big win for LGBT rights in Cameroon

Embattled LGBT people in Cameroon might soon win a major victory, veteran human rights attorney Alice Nkom said in a recent interview. Nkom sees that as a potential outcome of a prosecutor’s challenge to the January ruling that released Jonas … Continue reading

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Two gay men freed into ‘living hell’ in Cameroon

After three days in police custody in Cameroon, two gay men were released yesterday, but their daily life remains a nightmare. “I’m upset and depressed. Because of what has happened to us [an attack by a gay-bashing crowd, death threats, … Continue reading

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LGBTs in Cameroon: Attacked, arrested, freed again

Police in Cameroon have released two gay men whom they had held in custody for three days starting shortly after the men were attacked by a gay-bashing crowd on March 24. Cameroonian journalist Eric Lembembe interviewed the two men, Jonas … Continue reading

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