Africa

Activists demand new probe of Eric Lembembe murder

A year after the murder of journalist/activist Eric Lembembe in Cameroon, human rights activists in Cameroon and abroad are calling for a renewed investigation into his death. Cameroonian authorities’ mishandling of the investigation has been so incompetent and disrespectful that it might lead to new homophobic attacks on innocent LGBT people by those who conclude … Continue reading

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Cameroon appeal: Concrete steps to fight anti-gay violence

Cameroon should combat recent outbreaks of anti-gay violence, starting by taking a public stand on the issue during next month’s United Nations review of the country’s human rights record, according to 12 local and international human rights groups who made that request in an open letter to President Paul Biya on Sept. 11. “The Cameroonian … Continue reading

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Arsonists, burglars attack LGBT advocates in Cameroon

Human Rights Watch issued this press release today: Cameroon: Spate of Attacks on Rights Defenders Authorities Should Investigate, Condemn, Prosecute Assaults (Douala, July 1, 2013) – The Cameroonian government should rigorously investigate, denounce, and prosecute suspicious break-ins at three human rights defenders’ offices in June, six Cameroonian and international human rights organizations said today. The … Continue reading