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 journalist Eric Lembembe.

(The rest of this article has been removed from public view, at least temporarily, to double-check on its accuracy and to review whether publication of some of the facts could pose a danger to those involved, given the level of violence in Cameroon.)

Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, Erasing 76 Crimes. Contact him at [email protected]


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