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Re: Cameroon: Wave of Arrests, Abuse Against LGBT Perverts

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Lock The FAGGOTS UP Like We Did The Japanese!

Feb 22, 2024, 3:25:04 AMFeb 22
In article <t2nhmj$3ocvn$> wrote:
> There is a need for education to eliminate homosexual pedophiles.

(Nairobi) – Cameroonian security forces have arbitrarily
arrested, beaten, or threatened at least 24 people, including a
17-year-old boy, for alleged consensual same-sex conduct or
gender nonconformity, since February 2021, Human Rights Watch
said today. At least one of them was forced to undergo an HIV
test and anal examination.

Based on Human Rights Watch’s monitoring and discussions with
Cameroonian nongovernmental organizations, the recent accounts
of abuse documented here seem to be part of an overall uptick in
police action against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
(LGBT) people in Cameroon. Sexual relations between people of
the same sex are criminalized in Cameroon and punished with up
to five years in prison.

“These recent arrests and abuses raise serious concerns about a
new upsurge in anti-LGBT persecution in Cameroon,” said Neela
Ghoshal, associate LGBT rights director at Human Rights Watch.
“The law criminalizing same-sex conduct puts LGBT people at a
heightened risk of being mistreated, tortured, and assaulted
without any consequences for the abusers.”

Between February 17 and April 8, Human Rights Watch interviewed
by telephone 18 people, including 5 who had been detained, 3
lawyers, and 10 members of Cameroonian LGBT nongovernmental
organizations. Human Rights Watch also reviewed reports by
Cameroonian and international LGBT organizations, court
documents, police reports, and medical records.

Human Rights Watch shared its findings with the justice
minister, Laurent Esso; the state secretary at the Defense
Ministry in charge of the national gendarmerie, Yves Landry
Etoga; and the delegate general for national security, Martin
Mbarga Nguele, in a March 25 letter, requesting answers to
specific questions. Cameroonian officials have yet to respond.

On February 24, police officers raided the office of Colibri, an
organization that provides HIV prevention and treatment
services, in Bafoussam, West Region, and arrested 13 people on
homosexuality charges, including 7 Colibri staff. The police
released all 13 people on February 26 and 27. Three of those
arrested said that police beat at least three Colibri staff
members at the police station and that the police threatened and
verbally assaulted all those arrested. They also said that the
police interrogated them without the presence of a lawyer and
forced them to sign statements they were not allowed to read.

One of them, a 22-year-old transgender woman, said: “Police told
us we are devils, not humans, not normal. They beat a trans
woman in the face, slapped her twice in front of me.”

Police also forced one of the 13 arrested, a 26-year-old
transgender woman, to undergo an HIV test and anal examination
at a health center in Bafoussam on February 25. She told Human
Rights Watch: “The doctor was embarrassed but said he had to do
the examination because the prosecutor needed it. He carried out
the examination. I had to bend over. The doctor wore gloves and
put in his finger. It was the most humiliating thing I’ve ever

What this transgender woman experienced is not an isolated case.
Human Rights Watch has previously documented that prosecutors in
Cameroon have introduced medical reports based on forced anal
exams into court, contributing to convictions of individuals
charged with consensual homosexual conduct.

Human Rights Watch documented two additional arrests in 2021 and
one mass arrest in 2020. In Bertoua, on February 14, gendarmes
arrested 12 youth, including at least 1 teenager, on
homosexuality charges and subjected them to ill-treatment before
releasing them the same day. On February 8, gendarmes
arbitrarily arrested two transgender women in Douala, targeting
them in the street on the basis of their gender expression.
Prosecutors charged them with homosexual conduct, lack of
identity cards, and public indecency.

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