Cameroon: Defenders of the rights of LGBTI persons face homophobia and violence

In a report presented in Douala, The Observatory, Human Rights Defenders Network in Central Africa, Maison des droits de l’Homme au Cameroun, and AMSHeR deplore that threats and physical assaults against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersexual human rights defenders in Cameroon have reached alarming proportions over the last few years.

Testimony and information compiled during a fact-finding mission in 2014 indicate that increasing numbers of extremely serious violations are being committed, in some cases leading to murder, and that nothing is being done to prosecute the perpetrators.  Read More