Roger is facing 2 more years in prison for sending this SMS to another man

  • ciizer

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    Sep 13, 2012 11:14 PM GMT
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    Roger just spent a year in prison in Cameroon. His so-called crime? He sent another man an SMS that said "I'm very much in love w/u." Roger's got a new appeal hearing on Monday, but is facing another 2 years in prison unless we act.

    We have just a few days to keep Roger from going back to jail, where he faced abuse from the guards and horrible health conditions. Cameroon's President Paul Biya and the Minister of Justice have the authority to free Roger and end the terrible anti-gay laws that put him away in the first place. The President has been swayed in the past by international pressure, and knows that Cameroon's reputation is at stake
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    hey guys, i'm not sure if someone has already posted this on the forums, but i figure what is one more of this if it is for a good cause, especially one that we can relate to.

    http://www.allout.org/en/actions/roger/taf
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    Sep 14, 2012 3:46 AM GMT
    Thanks for posting. I shared the story on Facebook, let's hope a lot of people do the same!
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    Sep 14, 2012 3:49 AM GMT
    ill bump
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    Sep 14, 2012 4:04 AM GMT
    This makes me really sad..
    thanks for posting Ciizer..!
  • ciizer

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    Sep 14, 2012 9:48 AM GMT
    JackBlair69 saidCameroon is fucked up, and least of all because of homophobia. They will kill you for less there.


    that may be true. all other issues aside, roger shouldnt go to prison just because he professed his love. if he is put to jail, i think everyone on this site should be in prison too... what i'm trying to say is that national policies/cultural differences should not question one's integrity. please do not take offense.

    and frankly, there is no such thing and homophobia if you think about it, one simply can't be afraid of gay men, one is simply discriminating them.

    peace
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    Sep 14, 2012 9:17 PM GMT
    Steven Russell.