Negotiate Unconditional Release of Men Imprisoned for Being Gay
  • Petitioned Navi Pillay

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Navi Pillay
UN Secretary-General
Ban Ki-moon

Negotiate Unconditional Release of Men Imprisoned for Being Gay

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      African Activist

A Yaounde Court sentenced two men to five years in prison for their perceived sexual orientation last week. Another man, Roger Jean Claude Mbede, remains in prison serving a 36 month sentence for his perceived sexual orientation. All three men have been declared Prisoners of Conscience by Amnesty International.

Alice N'Kom, a Cameroonian attorney who heads the Association pour la Défense de l'Homosexualité (ADEFHO), writes in a letter:

"In the last two weeks violence against gay people in Cameroon has skyrocketed to unprecedented levels: the situation is quickly becoming a crisis. The president of Cameroon can put a stop to this, and if he feels enough pressure he will do so.

I'm watching police in Cameroon conduct an anti-gay crackdown - over 10 people have been arrested on charges of "homosexuality" in the last months. One of them, Jean-Claude, has been sentenced to 3 years in prison merely for sending a text message to another man. I've heard countless recent stories of homophobic violence throughout the country. I'm 66, and in ten years of defending lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) people in Cameroon, it has never been this bad."

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      • over 2 years ago

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    • Juan Gómez BOGOTA, COLOMBIA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I know it's important to join this sort of campaigns in Africa, but remember it's equally important to do so in other parts of the planet.

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    • Howard Morales PONCE, PONCE, PUERTO RICO
      • almost 3 years ago

      Oftentimes, when those of lesser intellectual and humanitarian development are confronted by a preponderance of opposition, they will "amend" their actions.

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    • Luis Robledo MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
      • almost 3 years ago

      Because everybody should be free to decided about their life

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    • ANTONIO MARIA HEVIA MOLLET DEL VALLES (BARCELONA/ESPAÑA), SPAIN
      • almost 3 years ago

      las injusticias me ponen enfermo. todos tenemos que tener los mismos derechos.

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