Cameroonian LGBTI activist targeted in murder attempt

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76 CRIMES

Logo de la CAMFAIDS Logo de la CAMFAIDS

Attacks continue in Cameroon against LGBT people and the human rights activists who defend them.

The latest target was the program director of Camfaids  (the Cameroonian Foundation for Aids), which fights against Aids and for the recognition of the human rights of LGBTI people.

Jean Jacques Dissoke, the group’s legal coordinator, reported and commented on the incident in the organization’s monthly newsletter. This is a loose translation:

A busy street scene in the Mimboman district of Yaoundé, Cameroon. (Photo courtesy of Africa Presse) A busy street scene in the Mimboman district of Yaoundé, Cameroon. (Photo courtesy of Africa Presse)

Always insecure and often tormented in Cameroonian society, LGBTI people are denied the stability they need to thrive as well as the protection of human  rights that society owes them.

The latest demonstration of that injustice came in an incident that began on Monday, Oct. 12, at about 7 p.m. in the Mimboman district of Yaoundé, Cameroon’s capital.  Joshua Mbarga, director of programs…

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