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CAMEROON NEWS 2015
2015 - Articles
Another Attack: Cameroon
Cameroon: Stop Police Torture, Extortion of LGBT People
LGBTI rights leader faces Cameroon police shakedown
New Lesbian Supporters at Work In Cameroon, Europe
Outing In Cameroon Ends In Homelessness
Cameroon police entrap gay men to extort bribes
EN FRANÇAIS: 2015
Another attack on a Cameroon activist; a plea for help click title for full article
Posted on July 2, 2015 by Colin Stewart click here for French version.
Burglars ransacked the home of Cameroonian human rights defender Maximilienne Ngo Mbe on June 30, stealing documents and computers used in her work as executive director of REDHAC, the Network of Human Rights Defenders in Central Africa. Picture: Maximilenne Ngo Mbc, Executive Dir. of REDHAC
The burglary was the latest in a series of attacks against activists who defend human rights in Cameroon, including the human rights of LGBTI people.
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Cameroon: Stop police torture, extortion of LGBT people Posted on June 27, 2015 by Colin Stewart In response to attempted extortion and death threats by Cameroon police against the president of Cameroon Humanity First Cameroon, Jules Eloundou on Wednesday, the association released this statement:
"Faced with so many cases of violence promoted by Article 347 bis [the anti-homosexuality law] of the Cameroonian Penal Code, we must wonder whether the nation’s forces of law and order, who are supposed to guarantee the safety of citizens, are aware of that mission. Instead, they torture and threaten defenseless people with death, and also turn them over to mob justice.
We therefore ask judicial authorities to assure that justice is done, that the harms suffered by victims are healed, and finally that the perpetrators of such acts are punished according to law.
We also ask the government to repeal Article 347 bis, which is used to justify violations of the rights of some people in Cameroon today and also restricts individual freedoms, including their right to freely enjoy their sexual orientation and the respect of others."
Outing in Cameroon ends in homelessness Posted on April 8, 2015 by Denis LeBlanc by Erin Royal Brokovitch
The story of Aris, 26, will resonate in the minds of all those who have suffered violent setbacks after their homosexuality was suddenly revealed to their family.
Makékéné, is a village on the line dividing the Central region of Cameroon, and the Western region. It is there, in March 2015 that Aris, launched an SOS to his friends back in Yaoundé, the country’s political capital, to tell them the drama that transformed his life a few weeks earlier.
Aris, unwittingly, was outed by his younger brother, with whom he lived. And for this student, smoothly promoted to a bright future, everything in his life collapsed for one reason … he is gay.
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