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Cameroon police detain accused gay man for 9 days

By Erin Royal Brokovitch Hervé, a 25-year-old Cameroonian man facing homosexuality charges, was set free on bail on April 13 after nine days in police custody. His release was accomplished through the diligent work of LGBTI rights activists at Humanity … 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. … Continue reading

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Cameroon: 290 march and pray for human rights

Last month, hundreds of Cameroonians marched in support of the country’s human rights defenders in a protest organized by Camfaids and its partners. Camfaids (the Cameroonian Foundation for Aids) combats HIV/Aids and works to achieve recognition of the importance of … 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 … Continue reading

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LGBTI life improves in homophobic Cameroon

In Cameroon, the number of prosecutions and convictions of LGBTI people has dropped markedly after years of hard work by local activists and two attorneys advocating for recognition of the human rights of LGBTI people. Cameroon has not repealed the … Continue reading

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Cameroon: Human Rights Defenders Day proposed for July 15th

We publish the call to associations and peers in the struggle for human rights and in particular for the rights of LGBTI people, by the CAMFAIDS team in Cameroon inviting all human rights defenders to commemorate July 15th as Human … Continue reading

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Cameroon police entrap gay men to extort bribes

By Erin Royal Brokovitch The prospect of getting a bribe is a strong motivation for Cameroon police and prosecutors in their dealings with men who are suspected of being gay. That was demonstrated in a recent case involving a 21-year-old … Continue reading

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