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Cameroon upholds gay sentence

2012-12-17 20:42

Yaounde - A court in Cameroon has upheld a conviction against a man found guilty of homosexual conduct last year for sending a text message to another man saying: "I'm very much in love with you."

The Court of Appeal ruled early on Monday that Jean-Claude Roger Mbede, 32, must serve out his three-year jail term. He was provisionally released on bail in July after spending a year and a half behind bars.

Mbede told The Associated Press he's not sure he can put up with the anti-gay attacks and harassment he faced from fellow inmates and prison authorities.

Gay rights activists say the upheld sentence marks yet another setback for gays and lesbians in Cameroon, widely viewed as the most repressive in Africa when it comes to prosecuting same-sex couples.

Comments
  • Kegan Corns - 2012-12-17 21:12

    Good!

      dirk.zyl.7 - 2012-12-17 21:35

      You sir , are an idiot.

      rude.awakning - 2012-12-17 22:04

      corns, ...idiotic much , yes!!!

      mbambo.shi - 2012-12-17 22:10

      Crystal. How do they do it, anyway???. Arrgghh, ptthuu!!!!!, eating another man's lunch bar, I rather die.

      jody.beggs - 2012-12-17 22:17

      If humanity took all the warning labels off machinery and commonly used items , people like you would be the first to kill themselves. Damn you man.

      rude.awakning - 2012-12-18 06:03

      m'bumboy shi (sic), sounds like you've been there and done that!

      stuart.steedman - 2012-12-18 08:18

      The bigots who despise homosexuality always fail to point out that, if it is a crime, who exactly is the victim?

  • Willie Olivier - 2012-12-17 22:14

    If you've got no sin, you can cast the first stone!

  • jody.beggs - 2012-12-17 22:18

    Shocking , this is why religion in government is evil ...

      Willie Olivier - 2012-12-17 22:31

      No, its a lack of religion in government that is evil

      rude.awakning - 2012-12-18 05:43

      your comment is as shocking as the sentence, religion had jack **** to do with it. In this case it was culture or more like the outdated version of it!

      jody.beggs - 2012-12-18 12:17

      Of course Zionism is not the biggest church in Africa ... Only religturds hate gays! What other culture or religion condemns minorities to death ? You people ...

      jody.beggs - 2012-12-18 12:18

      The Evangelist's openly change laws to stop minorities like gays and non-believers from positions of power. If you can't think for yourself , don't ...

      jody.beggs - 2012-12-18 12:27

      @rude.awakning Research is your friend ... "The proposed legislation in Uganda has been noted by several news agencies to be inspired by American evangelical Christians. A special motion to introduce the legislation was passed a month after a two-day conference was held in which three American Christians asserted that homosexuality is a direct threat to the cohesion of African families." So does xianity have nothing to do with Africa politics ? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uganda_Anti-Homosexuality_Bill

  • rasthami.m1 - 2012-12-17 22:22

    Give that judge a bells

      Francois Groenewald - 2012-12-17 22:40

      Great

      rude.awakning - 2012-12-18 05:31

      must have been a typo errror. Did you mean: ''give that judge some balls''(sic) !!!!

  • PeterJJhb - 2012-12-17 22:30

    Stupid hetero people. How can u condone this????? When the gays leave..... Wtf will u find to be hostile against.... Each other I hope!

      rude.awakning - 2012-12-18 05:55

      peter, that's like hetero people saying '''stupid gay people!'' NOT all us hetero's feel that way nor condone this type of phobia's! In certain hell holes being gay is like belonging to the 'lama' cult in china, expect to be treated like a criminal of the worst kind. A murderer, hell even a terrorist will have more rights than a gay/lesbian person!

  • polya314 - 2012-12-17 22:39

    So petty... People starve; wars rage; and the planet dies - but we're too busy dictating to two complete strangers what they can and can't do with their free time. Spare me the moralizing, do something useful for once.

  • magogodale.mulalo1 - 2012-12-18 08:15

    The Bible said a man hu pretnd 2 b a woman or woman hu pretnd 2 b man dat person mst b stoned 2 death...so dis man dsnt dzv 2 b relsd in jail......

      mbossenger - 2012-12-18 08:32

      Why do we care what the bible says?

      polya314 - 2012-12-18 09:24

      Not everyone is a Christian. Some are Muslims, some Hindus, others practice some form of Paganism and even others assert that there's no god at all. The point is, Christians must follow the laws of the Bible - not Cameroon.

      jody.beggs - 2012-12-18 12:19

      The buy bull also says to kill people for working on the Sabbath , or don't you care about that stupid law ? OYG ?

      jody.beggs - 2012-12-18 12:59

      Or eating shell-fish is an abomination...

      jody.beggs - 2012-12-18 13:00

      Or wearing two kinds of threads i.e. cotton and wool is a sin.

      jody.beggs - 2012-12-18 13:00

      or Your supposed to stone your son's for lying ...

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