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Cameroon: Acquittal of 'gay' men jailed for wearing women's clothes exposes discrimination

Headline Title:  Cameroon: Men jailed for dressing as women acquitted 08 January 2013 The acquittal of two Cameroonian men jailed for "looking gay" because they wore women’s clothes exposes the systematic discrimination against perceived homosexuals in the country, Amnesty International said today as the pair's convictions were overturned by an appeals court.Jonas Kimie and Franky Ndome have spent more than a year in prison following their arrest outside a nightclub in the capital Yaoundé in July 2011. They are among numerous people in Cameroon who have faced persecution for their…

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