Tag Archives: Michel Togue

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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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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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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Brave defenders of LGBT Africans need support

Courageous attorneys who defend victimized LGBT people in Africa deserve our support and our blessings, the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle writes in this column, which originally appeared in the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News.  One way they can be … 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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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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Cameroon: LGBT activists in custody; harassment continues

Police in Cameroon have refused to release two LGBT activists whom they detained on Saturday, July 27, as potential witnesses in the so-far-unsuccessful investigation of the murder of activist journalist Eric Lembembe. Lembembe’s former colleagues reported that Michel Engama, finance … Continue reading

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Cameroon: ‘Abusive detention’ of friends of Eric Lembembe

See the July 29 update of this news here: “Cameroon: LGBT activists in custody; harassment continues.” Below is a little bit of further information from July 27 about that day’s detention of LGBT activists in Cameroon, which was first reported in the … Continue reading

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3 arrests in Cameroon as LGBT harassment continues

For further information, see the follow-up story: “Cameroon: LGBT activists in custody; harassment continues.” Police in Cameroon today arrested three people who were present at the police station in Yaoundé to help with the so-far-unsuccessful investigation of the murder of activist … 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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