My Illegal Detainment for "Promoting Homosexuality" Sheds Light on the Urgent Need for Protection of Sexual Rights in Cameroun

Sébastien, a member of the Association for the Defense of Homosexuality (ADEFHO), an IWHC partner, was illegally detained for several hours last week for ”promoting homosexuality”  before finally escaping the grip of the policemen.  The following is his account of the experience, which reveals a disturbing lack of rights and recourse available to the LGBTI…

Status Update: “No Evidence, No Case” Against Man Jailed in Cameroun on Charges of Homosexuality

Last month, I blogged about a Camerounian man jailed on charges of homosexuality. This week, I have an update on the status of the case against the man. My organization, the Homosexuality Defense Association, or ADEFHO, just got the minutes from the last interrogation from June 21, 2009, the date the accused appeared before…

Camerounian Man Jailed on Charges of Homosexuality (English and French)

Sébastien Mandeng This post is also available in French below. In Cameroun, as in many African countries, the Penal Code states that sexual acts between two people of the same sex is illegal and punishable with six months to five years in prison and a fine of $50 to $500.  In…