Three Cameroonian men face five years in prison and a fine for engaging in gay sex, a court in Yaounde ruled. Because Cameroonian law bans homosexuality when the three were caught in the act in a vehicle, their imprisonment didn’t come as too much of a surprise. Still, the ruling is once again calling attention to the country’s ongoing human-rights problems, in particular concerning LGBT people.
“It’s a shocking and unacceptable decision,” said Alice Nkom, president of the pro-gay advocacy group Adefho. “It is not worthy of a country that speaks of human rights.” [AFP]