24/06/2013 | ILGA Brussels - internship
“The case of Clarisse Z. and Jeanine N., two young lesbians, each 27 years old, is unlike any of the other cases of homosexuality that I have defended until now.”
– Michel Togué, Cameroonian lawyer and human rights defender. >>>
Following the recurrent violations of human rights in the direction of perceived or actual homosexual people in Cameroon, associations working daily on the issues of promotion of human rights and the fight against HIV / AIDS wonder about the various cases of arrests and imprisonments have a framework that does not comply with the code of criminal procedure which the Cameroon government officials based their arguments to justify their actions. >>>
Pan Africa ILGA, a federation of 67 LGBTI organisations in Africa, expresses deep concern over the continued human rights violations in Cameroon, particularly towards the LGBT persons. The appeal of a Cameroonian man who was sentenced to three years imprisonment in 2011 after sending a text message, has been delayed for a further two months.