Police arrest nine persons in cameroon for homosexuality

Police arrest nine persons in cameroon for homosexuality

They are in total nine to be arrested bythe police in cameroon for practicing homosexuality. According to a police officer and a lawyer, two of them are still in custody.

An officer in the town of Bafoussam, where the nine men were arrested said: “we arrested them to check if they are homosexuals”.

According to the officer, 7 were freed and two are still in custody, adding that they will go to the prosecutor’s office probably on Friday. And their crime is practicing homosexuality. The officer said one of them admitted that he was having relations with the other.

Alice Nkom, LGBT activist, had previously indicated that 7 of the 9 persons were arrested Tuesday at the headquarters of the association, Colibri, whose main mission is to care for persons infected with HIV.

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Homosexual practices are prohibited in this Central African nation. The law provides for sentences ranging from 6 months to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to 200,000 FCFA or 300 euros against anyone who has sex with someone of the same sex.

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