07 Jun '11, 10pm

Cameroon Man Jailed for Being Gay - Take Action!

Amnesty International is calling attention to the story of Jean-Claude Roger Mbede of Cameroon who in recent months was arrested and sentenced to prison for being gay. He must now serve three years incarceration for homosexuality and attempted homosexuality in Kondengui central prison where, Amnesty International warns, he will face the constant threat of homophobic attacks. From the Amnesty International press release : On 2 March Jean-Claude Roger Mbede was arrested by members of the Secretary of State for Defence (SED) security service while meeting a male acquaintance. Prior to the meeting, his acquaintance had showed to the police text messages he had received from Jean-Claude Roger Mbede, and informed them they were due to meet. Jean-Claude Roger Mbede was taken into custody on suspicion of homosexuality at the Gendarmerie du Lac detention centre in Yaoundé. He was h...

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