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New threats to LGBTs in Cameroon as U.N. review nears

in CAMEROON, 11/09/2013

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

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