NEWS IN BRIEF
Ediage Valerie Ekwedde, 26, says he fears persecution in Cameroon because he is gay, but the UK Border Agency ordered him to be deported after finding “no credible evidence” that Ekwedde in fact was gay.
The BBC reported that his deportation was scheduled for today (May 5), but was temporarily halted after Edwedde refused to board his scheduled flight to Paris on the way back to the African nation.
Many gays and lesbians in Cameroon are in prison for violating a law against homosexual activity that provides for a punishment of six months to five years imprisonment.
- Amnesty’s new appeal for imprisoned gay man (76crimes.com)
- May 21: How anti-gay laws affect refugees, asylum-seekers (76crimes.com)
- Administrative delay leaves gay man in African prison (76crimes.com)
- 17 people who ran afoul of anti-LGBT laws (76crimes.com)
- Cameroon Lesbians Arrested signals Persecution (oblogdeeoblogda.wordpress.com)
- Cameroon: Stop Prosecuting People for Being Gay (haleybehre.wordpress.com)