Cameroon Sexual Orientation : New Detentions
At the hour when six young men held with the prison of New Bell (Douala, Cameroun), appear before the examining magistrate of the Court of Bankruptcy of Douala, Alternative-Cameroun association is worried by the fate of three others prevented stopped on August 30, 2007 for homosexuality. The facts make share of the arrest of the sieurs BAEEG, Lazar, 24 years old, agent of safety; BALEP, Emmanuel, 28 years, trading; and DIKONGUE TONY Raoul, 25 years, artist musician. The latter were apprehended by the Brigade of research of the National Gendarmerie of Ier district of Douala on August 30, 2007 for homosexuality and were placed at once in police custody. According to the contents of the verbal lawsuit of synthesis published by the brigade, their patrol would have been challenged by the public clamour informant to have controlled two shadies like their spoils with the district says Bonapriso. Thereafter, the investigation carried out would have made it possible to join together indices proving that the latter had committed “the offence” of homosexuality. The three were heard under verbal lawsuit by the Public prosecutor on 31 August, then put under provisional mandate of detention the same day. Since, they appeared on September 5 with the Parquet floor of Douala and deny the facts. An audience is planned for Wednesday on November 7 in the morning, but already we are informed of the arrest and the detention of 2 men in Yaounde. Overflowed association calls for the aid to give support for all these prisoners.
Douala, September 21, 2007
Photo Courtesy : Kelma
Message from Solidarité Internationale Lesbiennes, Gays, Bi et Trans (SI-LGBT)