This 62-page report details how the government uses article 347 bis of the Penal Code to deny basic rights to people perceived to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). The report describes arrests, beatings by the police, abuses in prison, and a homophobic atmosphere that encourages shunning and abuse in the community. The consequence is that people are not punished for a specific outlawed practice, but for a homosexual identity, the groups said.--Publisher description.
At head of title: Alternatives Cameroun, L'ADEFHO, Human Rights Watch, IGLHRC. "This report was researched and written by Joseph Achille Tiedjou ... [et al.]"--P. 55.
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Map of Cameroon Summary Methodology Background Criminalizing presumed identities The justice system: prejudiced and unfair Abuses in detention: a constant reminder of who you are Social control, rejection, and violence Conclusion Specific recommendations Acknowledgments Appendix I: International legal standards Appendix II: Glossary.
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