Under siege, LGBT rights center closes in Cameroon
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Under siege, LGBT rights center closes in Cameroon

Confronted with physical assaults and death threats, the Cameroonian LGBTI advocacy group Camfaids has temporarily closed its headquarters, which also serves as an LGBTI meeting place and as a refuge for victims of homophobia. Camfaids officials said the closure, which occurred July 17, will continue while the organization seeks financial support for improved security. Continue reading

‘Your Children Will Die if You Don’t Stop’
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‘Your Children Will Die if You Don’t Stop’

Cameroon attorneys Michel Togué and Alice Nkom this week received the Geuzenpenning Award for their work defending LGBTI clients in that repressive African country. Togué and Nkom are the longest-serving of only about four Cameroonian attorneys who accept LGBTI clients. Others are Charlotte Cathy Moundo and Jathan Ndongo, two associates of Togué, working in Yaoundé, … Continue reading

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LGBTI activists challenge Cameroon police harassment

By Erin Royal Brokovitch Since April 4, the Cameroonian anti-Aids pro-LGBTI rights organization Humanity First has been under pressure from Emombo district police after advocating for the release of a young man who was arrested in Yaoundé on homosexuality-related charges. Now, activists from LGBTI groups throughout the city and from the commercial capital of Douala … Continue reading

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Activists failed Roger Mbede; who killed him?

Reporter Robbie Corey-Boulet conducted an in-depth investigation into the death of Roger Mbede, a former Amnesty International prisoner of conscience who was imprisoned in 2011 in anti-gay Cameroon for amorous text messages, was released from prison in 2012 in poor health, and died last year under suspicious circumstances at his family’s home. These are excerpts … Continue reading