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So far, 2 jailed lesbians are on their own in Cameroon

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.

No help is currently on the way for two lesbians arrested and jailed on homosexuality charges in Ebolowa in southern Cameroon, according to the anti-AIDS, pro-human-rights group Camfaids.

Camfaids arranges help for LGBT prisoners and defendants in the Cameroonian capital of Yaounde, but Ebolowa is 160 kilometers south of there.

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.

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