Cameroon: Update on Continued Arrests and Convictions of Gay Men

IGLHRC remains concerned about a continued pattern of arrests and convictions of gay men in Cameroon and is working with human rights lawyer Alice Nkom and Alternatives-Cameroun, to mount an effective response to these most recent convictions

3 men sentenced to hard labor for being gay in Cameroon

The Associated Press
Published: January 16, 2008

YAOUNDE, Cameroon: A Cameroonian court has sentenced three men accused of being homosexuals to six months hard labor, their attorney Alice Nkom said on Wednesday.

Lazare Baeeg, Emmanuel Balep and Tony Dikongue were arrested last August and have already spent nearly six months in detention at a prison in Douala, Cameroon's port city.

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