Africa

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

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End is near for visits boosting LGBTI prisoners in Cameroon?

In Yaoundé, LGBTI prisoners know they are not totally isolated, because they receive regular visits from LGBTI rights activists who give them emotional support and food. During 2014, members of the anti-AIDS/pro-LGBTI-rights organization Cameroonian Foundation for AIDS (Camfaids) made 20 visits to four LGBTI prisoners of the Central Prison in Yaoundé, also known as the … Continue reading

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Quick response to new anti-gay persecution in Cameroon

By Erin Royal Brokovitch The LGBTI community in Yaoundé responded quickly last week to the news that it has again become the target of persecution by law enforcement. Starting immediately, Cameroonian activists began working to keep seven detainees out of Yaoundé’s central prison, a location that can be especially hazardous for LGBTI inmates. The case … Continue reading