Tag Archives: Roger Mbede

Quick response to new anti-gay persecution in Cameroon

By Erin Royal Brokovitch The LGBTI community in Yaoundé responded quickly last week to the news that it has again become the target of persecution by law enforcement. Starting immediately, Cameroonian activists began working to keep seven detainees out of … Continue reading

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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. and Eric Lembembe

Fallen civil rights leaders live on as we remember their birthdays As human beings we need to mark time. It gives us a sense of journey, continuity, connection and purpose. All religious leaders share one thing in common more than … Continue reading

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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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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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