Results tagged “CAMEROON” from Last Word

“We don’t know who killed Eric Lembembe, or why he was killed, but one thing is clear: The Cameroonian authorities’ utter failure to stem homophobic violence sends the message that these attacks can be carried out with impunity.” – Neela Ghoshal, of Human Rights Watch, responding to the murder of Eric Ohena Lembembe, whose tortured body was discovered in his ... [Read]

“I’m very much in love w/u.” For sending this text message to another man, Roger Jean-Claude Mbédé of Cameroon has already spent a year in prison. The group AllOut.org, a global LGBT-equality group, has launched an online petition calling for Mbédé’s release ahead of a Sept. 17 hearing at which Mdédé faces the possibility of another two years in prison. ... [Read]