2 lesbians arrested in Cameroon (not 4)

Cameroon map shows the location of Ebolowa south of the capital city, Yaounde.
Cameroon map shows the location of Ebolowa south of the capital city, Yaounde.

Two lesbians have been arrested and jailed on homosexuality charges in Ebolowa in southern Cameroon, according to the anti-AIDS, pro-human-rights group Camfaids.

According to an earlier radio report, four lesbians had been arrested.

The two jailed lesbians were arrested four months ago, Camfaids said.

At present, reportedly no assistance is being offered to the two defendants, Camfaids said.

Under Cameroonian law, prison sentences of up to five years are supposed to be imposed only for people convicted of specific homosexual activity, but it is often interpreted as justifying imprisonment for people who are suspected of being homosexual.

This blog will report further information as it becomes available.

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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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