Cameroon Makes The Most Annual Arrests For The Crime Of Being Homosexual - Documentary by Born This Way

  • metta

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    Jul 01, 2013 6:08 AM GMT
    LGBT human rights defenders fire bombed and burgled in Cameroon

    http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/lgbt-human-rights-defenders-fire-bombed-and-burgled-cameroon010713
  • metta

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    Jul 19, 2013 2:53 PM GMT
    'Born This Way' Chronicles Plight of LGBTs in Cameroon

    Know the name of the country that makes the most arrests every year for the "crime" of homosexuality? It isn't Uganda, Russia, or even Iran, but the west-central African nation of Cameroon.

    http://www.bilerico.com/2013/07/born_this_way_chronicles_plight_of_lgbts_in_camero.php


  • Suetonius

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    Jul 19, 2013 6:23 PM GMT
    metta8 said'Born This Way' Chronicles Plight of LGBTs in Cameroon

    Know the name of the country that makes the most arrests every year for the "crime" of homosexuality? It isn't Uganda, Russia, or even Iran, but the west-central African nation of Cameroon.

    http://www.bilerico.com/2013/07/born_this_way_chronicles_plight_of_lgbts_in_camero.php



    Like Uganda, another barbaric african country. A prominent gay rights activist, Eric Lembembe, was just tortured and murdered, and police refuse to investigate.
    http://www.france24.com/en/20130719-cameroon-africa-gay-murder-lembembe-alice-nkom-homophobia
  • metta

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    Jul 19, 2013 7:32 PM GMT
    United Nations Response:

    "Cameroon

    We are shocked by the death of prominent human rights defender and journalist Eric Lembembe in Cameroon. Lembembe was found dead in his house on July 15. His body reportedly showed evidence of physical mistreatment possibly amounting to torture.

    This case is taking place amid a general climate of fear amongst Cameroonian human rights defenders, some of whom have received death threats by phone or email for defending the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

    In June, three local NGOs launched a report together with Human Rights Watch on human rights violations linked to arbitrary arrests and detentions on the grounds of homosexuality in Cameroon.

    The need to ensure human rights for all and to respect the principles of non-discrimination, including for people belonging to sexual minorities, was also raised with the Cameroonian authorities by the High Commissioner during her recent visit to Cameroon (30 June - 2 July 2013).

    Our office in Cameroon has approached the National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms and requested that the Commission takes necessary steps to ensure that the case is properly investigated by the police so that Mr Lembembe's murderers are brought to justice."

    http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=13563&LangID=E
  • metta

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    Jul 21, 2013 5:15 AM GMT
    Murderer of gay rights activist in Cameroon must be held accountable, says UN rights office

    http://alturl.com/xz5ym

    http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=45455&Cr=lesbian#.Uett-43VC85
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    Jul 21, 2013 7:21 AM GMT
    They always talk about middle east being the worst for gays.