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LGBTI Africa: Cameroon’s “Gay Scare”

Source: Indypendent

Editor’s note: We are saddened to report that the author of this article, Eric O. Lembembe, was violently murdered and found dead in his home in Cameroon’s capital city of Yaoundéon Monday, July 15, just one day after The Indypendent went to press. This piece is one of the last ones that Eric wrote before his death.

Human Rights Watch reports that Eric’s friends discovered his body after being unable to reach him over the weekend. According to one friend, Eric’s body showed signs of torture: his neck and feet appeared to have been broken, and his face, hands, and feet had been burned with a clothes iron. read more