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Cameroon

LGBTI Rights in Cameroon


ADDED ON: 07/19/2021

Transgender woman in Cameroon describes ‘hell’ of five months in prison

The five months that two transgender women in Cameroon spent in prison were “hell”, one of them told Reuters on Friday after they were released, describing how they were initially forced to…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2021

Jailed transgender women in Cameroon to be released pending appeal

DOUALA, July 13 (Reuters) - Two transgender women in Cameroon convicted in May of "attempted homosexuality" were ordered released from prison on Tuesday until a court hears their appeal, their lawyer said.…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2021

Jailed transgender women in Cameroon to be released pending appeal

Two transgender women in Cameroon convicted in May of "attempted homosexuality" were ordered released from prison on Tuesday until a court hears their appeal, their lawyer said. Shakiro and Patricia were arrested…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2021

LGBTQ life in Africa: Arrests, arrests, arrests, arrests

The staggering pace of arrests of LGBTQ citizens continued today, as Uganda Police raided an LGBTQ shelter and detained 44 members of the LGBTQ community, repeating a familiar pattern of human rights…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2021

Veteran lawyer Alice Nkom on fighting for LGBT rights in Cameroon

To mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, we speak to Alice Nkom. She became Cameroon's first female lawyer in her early 20s and now at 76 is one of…

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ADDED ON: 05/14/2021

Cameroon Sentences Transgender Women to 5 Years in Prison

Two transgender women were sentenced to five years in prison in Cameroon this week after they were found guilty of “attempted homosexuality” and public indecency, the latest example of an increasing crackdown…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2021

Cameroonian transgender women convicted of ‘attempted homosexuality’

A local social media celebrity known as Shakiro, who also is identified as Loic Njeukam, and Patricia, also identified as Roland Mouthe, were arrested on Feb. 8. Human rights activists say their…

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ADDED ON: 04/27/2021

Cameroonian LGBT activist champions imprisoned transgender women

Coming from Cameroon where letting it be known that she was a lesbian could lead to prison time, activist and social media influencer Bandy Kiki struggled to adjust to her newfound safety…

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ADDED ON: 04/16/2021

Cameroon: Abuses of LGBTQ People Increasing in Cameroon

Human Rights Watch said in a report this week that LGBTQ people are suffering a fresh wave of persecution in Cameroon, where same-sex relations are illegal. The group said in February, police…

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ADDED ON: 04/15/2021

LGBT persecution on the rise in Cameroon, Human Rights Watch says

Cameroon security forces have arrested, threatened or assaulted at least 24 people since February in a ramped-up crackdown on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT+) people, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on…

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ADDED ON: 04/06/2021

Jail time for transgender women in Cameroon extended after trial delay

April 5 (Reuters) - Two transgender women facing charges of “attempted homosexuality” in a high profile case in Cameroon will spend more than two months behind bars without trial after a judge…

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ADDED ON: 03/25/2021

Transgender women facing homosexuality charges in Cameroon denied bail

Two transgender women facing charges of “attempted homosexuality” in Cameroon were denied bail on Wednesday after a judge adjourned their case and sent them back to jail, their lawyer said. Mildred Loic,…

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