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Beating death of LGBT activist Eric Lembembe in Cameroon

LGBT activist and reporter Eric Ohena Lembembe was beaten to death over the weekend, LGBT activists in Cameroon announced today.

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16th July 2013 08:23

Alessia Valenza

Fellow activists said they found his bloody, lifeless body early today at his home in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Investigations by human rights defenders are under way to discover who was responsible for the crime.

At his death, he was serving as the local executive director of the Cameroonian Foundation For AIDS (Camfaids), an advocacy group fighting against AIDS and for human rights of LGBT people in Cameroon, which is one of the world’s most violently anti-gay nations.
 

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