“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 Yaoundé home July 15. Lembembe, executive director of the Cameroonian Foundation for AIDS and among the nation’s most prominent activists on behalf of the LGBTI community, was reportedly burned with an iron and suffered broken bones before his death. (Human Rights Watch)
A petition from AllOut.org urging President Paul Biya to ensure a thorough police investigation is available here: allout.org/en/actions/remember-eric.