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Cameroon Upholds 3-year Jail Term For Gay Man Who Sent 'I Love You' Text Message

AP | DIVINE NTARYIKE and ROBBIE COREY-BOULET | Posted 02.16.2013 | Gay Voices

DOUALA, Cameroon -- An appeals court on Monday upheld a three-year sentence against a man found guilty of homosexual conduct for sending a text messag...

UN Speaks Out For LGBT People In Cameroon Before Critical Hearings

Joe Mirabella | Posted 01.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Mirabella

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights came out strongly in support of LGBT people facing abuse and imprisonment in Cameroon under the law. The statement came just days before three individuals convicted under the anti-gay law will have appeal hearings.

Thousands Demand Cameroon Drop Criminal Charges For Gay Text Message

Joe Mirabella | Posted 11.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Joe Mirabella

Roger Jean-Claude Mbédé was arrested last year for sending another man a text message that said, "I'm very much in love w/u." He was charged and convicted under Cameroon's law that criminalizes "homosexual behavior" and sentenced to three years in prison.