Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of less than 10 years
Female to Female Relationships: Not Legal
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
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01/10/2013 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communications
Paris, France – Les violences à l’encontre des personnes lesbiennes, gays, bi et trans au Cameroun comptent parmi les pires au monde. Les militants sont souvent harcelés, menacés, brutalisés et parfois même torturés à mort chez eux. C’est le cas d’Éric Lembembe, un célèbre défenseur des droits LGBT au Cameroun, qui a été assassiné en juillet. >>>
24/09/2013 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communications
Colleagues of murdered Cameroonian activist Eric Ohena Lembembe have urged their government to stop homophobic attacks and legalized repression of LGBT people in Cameroon, and the government has responded with lip service aimed at creating the impression that Cameroon will:
Investigate police violence against individuals because of their sexual orientation.
Investigate threats and attacks against human rights defenders and journalists, and bring to justice the perpetrators.
Ensure the active and immediate protection of all human rights.
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 >>>
28/08/2013 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communication Officer
Cameroonian activists, visibly shaken, scared and apprehensive, were not only shocked by the fact that they had lost a friend and colleague in this brutal manner, but also by the possibility that they might soon be a target. Some said they might go underground for a while. One or two said they would 'tone down' their activism or operate from home instead of in public places where they might be associated with the LGBTI movement. >>>
22/08/2013 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communication Officer
More than 100 young men and women in Cameroon's capital posted anti-gay signs on bars suspected of being gay-friendly during a rally organized amid mounting threats and acts of violence targeting the country's sexual minorities. >>>
21/08/2013 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communication Officer
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Life has become even harder for gays in Cameroon and death threats more common since a prominent gay rights campaigner was brutally killed a month ago, one of the country's leading lawyers said.
26/06/2013 | ILGA Brussels - internship
“This is not a simple burglary,” he said during an interview on June 19.. “It is obvious that this unexpected visit is because of my commitment to human rights, because people have been going out of their way recently to threaten me personally for my work defending LGBT people.” >>>
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. >>>
Representatives of several LGBTI organisations attacked at a gathering organized as part of a week of IDAHO events in Yaoundé, with the goal of providing a forum where young LGBTI artists could “pass along a positive message to the community.” >>>
Ten women have been arrested in Cameroon on suspicion of being lesbians. They have been detained in Ambam, some 190 miles south of the capital of Yaounde, until they go on trial, Cameroon Radio Television reported. >>>