Watch as Short Film Exposes Severe Abuses and A Human Rights Disgrace
By Melanie Nathan, August 27, 2014.
Global Rights, Partners for Justice is doing work for LGBT Human Rights in Africa, bringing into focus the plight of gay people in Cameroon: “In Africa, homosexuality is illegal in 38 of the continent’s 54 countries and punishable by death in four. In Cameroon, people are prosecuted for consensual same-sex conduct more than in any country in the world, and in many cases, people are charged with “homosexuality” based on extremely scant and specious evidence. For example, a Cameroonian judge convicted two transgender people in 2011 of practicing homosexuality because they were spotted drinking a particular liqueur that the judge deemed “a woman’s drink.” (Global Rights, Partners for Justice)
The legal basis in Cameroon for prosecuting homosexuals is Article 347 of the Cameroonian Penal Code, which…
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