12/09/2013 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communications
Cameroon should combat recent outbreaks of anti-gay violence, starting by taking a public stand on the issue during next month’s United Nations review of the country’s human rights record, according to 12 local and international human rights groups who made that request in an open letter to President Paul Biya on Sept. 11.
“The Cameroonian government has an obligation to protect all of its citizens – not just heterosexual citizens – from violence,” the organizations said. >>>
11/09/2013 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communications
Seven weeks after the murder of gay activist Eric Lembembe in Cameroon, a new round of threats against LGBT people has come from a leader of the nation’s Human Rights Commission and from police, or people claiming to be police.
Some of the harassment has come from anti-gay computer users who have used the Internet to entrap and threaten gay men.
In addition, a leader of the National Human Rights Commission went on the radio on Sept. 4 to suggest that Cameroonian human rights activists who appeal for help abroad shouldn’t expect to be safe when they re >>>