In Cameroon, the topic of homosexuality is no longer taboo. Both in Yaoundé and Douala, on the street, in taxis, restaurants, bars, offices and markets, on the radio and on television, it is difficult to spend a day or even an hour without the conversation reverting to this topic. >>>
"Things are getting worse, not better, for gay people in Cameroon. It is time for more action and less talk. Biya must free Roger and others accused of being gay through an immediate end of the anti-gay law." >>>
People in Cameroon are being subjected to a raft of abuses including unlawful killings and torture as the authorities seek to use the criminal justice system to clamp down on political opponents, human rights defenders and journalists and as a weapon to attack lesbian, gay, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, Amnesty International said in a new report. >>>
In Cameroon, homosexuality is still considered a criminal offence and carries a jail sentence of six months to five years as well as a fine. Many are regularly arrested without any evidence of being 'guilty'. During their trial, most people lack steady legal assistance, suffer numerous abuses and are often afraid to press charges or do not know how to. The internet, however, is changing these circumstances.
Authorities in Cameroon should promptly investigate threats against two prominent lawyers who are representing clients accused of homosexuality, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should publicly denounce the threats against the defense lawyers and ensure that they receive necessary protection.
Cameroon faces growing international pressure to end its repression of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The pressure is coming from the United States, the European Union, and from international human rights organizations. >>>
With support from Lawyers Without Borders, two young Cameroonian men appeared in court in Yaoundé on July 20, seeking to overturn their five-year prison sentence for homosexuality, imposed in November 2011. >>>
Associations SID'ADO (teens against AIDS), ADEFHO (association for the defense of homosexuals s) and COFENHO (collective families of homosexual children) bring to your attention the case of Mr. Samuel Gervais alias Madonna >>>
Being gay in Cameroon is a crime punishable by law. This legislation seems supported by a majority of citizens. Therefore, there are voices to just blame every time we mentioned a possible recognition of their rights. Nevertheless, the fight for homosexual cause continues ... >>>