Cameroon jails men over gay sex

  • metta

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    Nov 24, 2011 8:59 PM GMT
    Cameroon jails men over gay sex

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-15871386
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    Nov 24, 2011 10:00 PM GMT
    Actually over 80 countries world wide criminalise homosexuality, but it is not going without challenge...

    There is serious work afoot to end the criminalisation of consensual, private MSM/WSW sexual activity globally. It is a basic human rights issue, and it won´t be too long before it is addressed in law.

    Alice Nkom, the Cameroonian human rights lawyer who set up ADEFHO to protect the human rights of MSM and WSW individuals in Cameroon, sees criminalisation as being similar to the issue "at the heart of the Civil Rights movement in the United States, where great heros such as Rosa Parks, with her lawyers, upheld the US Constitution and guaranteed its stated objective to guarantee rights to all the citizens of America." (Speech at the launch of the Human Dignity Trust, House of Lords, London, Nov 17th 2011)

    There are lawyers like her all over the world and there are people supporting her.

    http://www.humandignitytrust.org/
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    Nov 25, 2011 1:19 AM GMT
    ^
    good resource...thanks.

    http://www.facebook.com/humandignitytrust
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    Nov 25, 2011 1:40 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidActually over 80 countries world wide criminalise homosexuality, but it is not going without challenge...

    There is serious work afoot to end the criminalisation of consensual, private MSM/WSW sexual activity globally. It is a basic human rights issue, and it won´t be too long before it is addressed in law.

    Alice Nkom, the Cameroonian human rights lawyer who set up ADEFHO to protect the human rights of MSM and WSW individuals in Cameroon, sees criminalisation as being similar to the issue "at the heart of the Civil Rights movement in the United States, where great heros such as Rosa Parks, with her lawyers, upheld the US Constitution and guaranteed its stated objective to guarantee rights to all the citizens of America." (Speech at the launch of the Human Dignity Trust, House of Lords, London, Nov 17th 2011)

    There are lawyers like her all over the world and there are people supporting her.

    http://www.humandignitytrust.org/


    i agree... in fact every post i can remember from you has been quite knowledgeable and sensible... thank you
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    Nov 25, 2011 1:50 PM GMT
    african countries shouldent be rulled by their own people, they are doing a lousy job anyway icon_eek.gif
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    Nov 25, 2011 2:49 PM GMT
    jusTom saidafrican countries shouldent be rulled by their own people, they are doing a lousy job anyway icon_eek.gif


    .... I feel like that's what colonialists said...
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    Nov 25, 2011 3:51 PM GMT
    SFYogi said
    jusTom saidafrican countries shouldent be rulled by their own people, they are doing a lousy job anyway icon_eek.gif


    .... I feel like that's what colonialists said...


    We said that about the Nazi's as well. It's not always bad.
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    Nov 25, 2011 4:19 PM GMT
    the UN should impose sanctions on 'em....it's usually poor backward nations who have the most oppressive laws..............shut off all money and stop all trade.....until they quit this jailing of gay people....stop everything...grain,food and medicine....i'm a cruel bastard..but that would definitely make 'em reconsider...then,if they retaliated by murdering gay people...send in the troops.hey......gotta protect human rights...maybe even aerial bombing night and day...until they stop.sometimes you have to use force.
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    Nov 25, 2011 8:02 PM GMT
    though some governments (such as the UK) are talking of linking aid to human rights, the best solution is in the law. There is also a group working diplomatically to try and change the mood music in the countries.

    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2011/09/14/speaker-launches-gay-rights-group-kaleidoscope/

    However, the actual change will come through litigation.

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    Jan 13, 2014 7:02 AM GMT
    Gay man jailed in Cameroon for sending ‘I love you’ text to another man dies

    “His family said he was a curse for them and that we should let him die."

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2014/01/gay-man-jailed-in-cameroon-for-sending-i-love-you-text-to-another-man-dies/
  • The_Guruburu

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    Jan 13, 2014 7:15 AM GMT
    I'm surprised the usual Klansmen haven't jumped on this since you updated the thread. Must be washing their sheets or something...
  • R_Prototype

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    Jan 13, 2014 9:18 AM GMT
    thats pretty sad! icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 13, 2014 10:01 AM GMT
    That's tragic and pretty sad! I feel lucky having supportive family members ok with me being gay and living in a gay friendly Socal area.
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    Jan 13, 2014 12:08 PM GMT
    Glad BeBe Zahara Benet got the heck outta there. Hope she doesn't have to visit terribly often.