Tag Archives: Jean-Claude Roger Mbede

Call for probe: Family let Mbede die to exorcise gayness?

Grieving friends and allies of gay rights icon Roger Mbede are calling for an investigation into his family’s role in his death on Jan. 10. After Mbede, 34, left a hospital in Yaoundé last month, he was reportedly denied access … Continue reading

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Homophobia victim Roger Mbede dies in Cameroon

Roger Jean Claude Mbede, 34, the Cameroonian man who was sentenced to three years in prison for sending an amorous text to a male acquaintance, died today in his home village after running out of money to pay for medical … Continue reading

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19 in prison for being gay, 18 more awaiting trial

(This is the latest update of a page that is often revised — again and again — as new information is received.) Worldwide, at least 19 people are currently in prison for violating laws that punish those who are born … Continue reading

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The Pope must protect LGBT people in his flock

As Cameroon prepares for its last farewell to murdered activist Eric Lembembe on Aug. 3, the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle urges the Pope to protect the LGBT people in his flock. Eric Lembembe was one of the Pope’s many children. … 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 ‘not ready’ to end LGBT persecution

Cameroon’s harsh treatment of LGBT people came in for criticism this week from 15 countries during the international human rights analysis known as the Universal Periodic Review. At the UPR session yesterday in Switzerland, Foreign Minister Pierre Moukoko Mbonjo did … Continue reading

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Cameroon: Stop turning blind eye to death threats

Human Rights Watch issued this press release yesterday. Also see “Cameroon: Stop death threats to lawyers (video).“ Cameroon: Stop Turning Blind Eye to Death Threats: Intimidation of Lawyers in ‘Homosexuality’ Cases Compromises Right to Defense (Nairobi, February 13, 2013)  – The … Continue reading

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