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Jean-Claude Roger Mbede, Cameroon

Publication Date:  01 December 2011 Jean-Claude Roger Mbede is a 31-year-old Cameroonian student who is serving a three year prison sentence for "homosexuality and attempted homosexuality", both of which are criminalised in Cameroon. He is at risk of homophobic attacks and ill-treatment in prison.    Amnesty International considers Jean-Claude Roger Mbede to be a prisoner of conscience; imprisoned solely because of his real or perceived sexual orientation. His case highlights a long-standing pattern of arrests, detentions and trials of gay men and lesbian women in Cameroon. Alice…

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