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Cameroon urged to overhaul laws criminalizing gay relationships

Headline Title:  Cameroon: stop criminalizing gay relationships 05 March 2012 Laws criminalizing consensual same-sex relationships must be repealed by the Cameroonian government, Amnesty International said as it called for the release of those currently in prison for homosexuality,"It is time to end the arrest, detention, prosecution and other forms of persecution and discrimination against people perceived or known to be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender," said Erwin van der Borght, Amnesty International’s director for Africa.Since March 2011, 13 people in Cameroon have been arrested…

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