Saturday, December 15, 2012

Roger Jean-Claude Mbédé and Cameroon's Criminal Incarceration

Early last year Roger Mbédé sent a text to another man. It read "I'm very much in love w/u". For this apparently heinous crime he was sentenced to three years in prison, his infraction earning the official title of "homosexuality and attempted homosexuality".

He's already served a year in penance for this private expression of love, and faces two more in harsh conditions if he is not pardoned. The excellent is calling for Roger to be pardoned, and for Cameroon to fulfill their obligations under the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights and the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights. Please sign their petition. If you can, consider a small donation.

I made the below image from the Twitter profile pictures of's followers. Zoom in to see some of the thousands of faces of those who support him and want Cameroon's unjust law repealed.

1 comment:

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This is wrong. Everyone has a right to express his or her emotions. Its a free society where expression of emotions should not be a crime. He should be immediately released.