Cameroon lawyer beaten up for defending gay man

A terrible turn of events in Cameroon…

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.

A group of assailants ambushed attorney Walter Atoh last month outside a Cameroon hotel where he stayed for safety after receiving messages threatening him with death if he did not stop seeking the release of a man imprisoned for homosexuality.

Atoh has resolved to continue the legal defense of the prisoner and hopes that LGBTI rights advocates will support the effort through donations to his client’s defense fund.

Cornelius Fonya, 35, of Limbe, Cameroon, is serving a nine-year prison sentence after his conviction in a trial marred by improprieties. Atoh, his attorney, is one of the few lawyers in Cameroon willing to represent LGBTI defendants.

If you care about fair treatment for victimized LGBTI people worldwide, please contribute to the costs of his legal representation.

This is how Atoh reported the incident to the…

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