Help needed for gay prisoner; his lawyer faces death threats

A Plea for assistance to help a gay prisoner and victim of legalized homophobia in Africa.

76 CRIMES

Click the image to see the Indiegogo campaign seeking contributions for Cornelius Fonya's defense fund. Click the image to see the Indiegogo campaign seeking contributions for Cornelius Fonya’s defense fund.

If you care about fair treatment for victimized LGBTI people worldwide, please contribute to the costs of legal representation for a Cameroonian man sentenced to nine years in prison for homosexuality.

Cornelius Fonya, 35, of Limbe, Cameroon, was disowned by his family after his conviction on a homosexuality charge in a trial marred by improprieties.

Barrister Walter Atoh (Barrister Atoh Walter M. Tchemi, as his name is written in Cameroon) Attorney Walter Atoh (Barrister Atoh Walter M. Tchemi, as his name is written in Cameroon)

Providing Fonya with adequate legal representation has been difficult, because his attorney received numerous death threats merely for having an LGBTI client. Attorney Walter Atoh (known in Cameroon as Barrister Atoh Walter M. Tchemi) — one of the few lawyers in Cameroon willing to represent LGBTI defendants — fled to London for safety, but will soon return to Cameroon to represent Fonya.

He is appealing…

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