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Crisis in Cameroon: Stand with Alice

"I've heard countless recent stories of homophobic violence throughout the country. I'm 66, and in ten years of defending LGBT people in Cameroon, it has never been this bad." - Alice N'Kom

GOAL: 100,000
75,801 people support this campaign. Help us get to 100,000

10 Oct - "Your support is having an immediate impact. I just heard that the issue is being closely monitored at the highest levels of our government. The Ministry of Justice knows the world is watching and that Cameroon's reputation is at stake. I have seen what it did when 50,000 mobilized, now let's get to 100,000"
- Alice N'Kom

Posted: 15 September 2011

Alice N'Kom is one of the only attorneys in Cameroon who defends people who've been jailed for the "crime" of being gay.

In the last 2 weeks, gay men have been snatched from their homes and public places and thrown in jail just for being gay. The situation is approaching a crisis and Alice told us she and her colleagues are ready to confront the President to demand the release of those arrested and an end to laws that make being gay a crime. But she needs the support of people around the world:

"I need to show the president of Cameroon that the world is behind me".

Please sign the urgent letter, then ask your friends and family to do the same. Alice and her colleagues are brave enough speak out, and it only takes a minute to add your voice and to make theirs even stronger.

Alice will be confronting the President of Cameroon to put an end to the violent repression of LGBT people. Add your voice to the international appeal.

To: Paul Biya, President of Cameroon

I'm joining Alice N'Kom and her colleagues to call on you to stand on the side of human rights and stop the homophobic roundups and attacks targeted at Cameroonian citizens for the past month.

President Biya, we ask for the immediate release of those arrested for being gay, and an end to Cameroon's laws against homosexuality.

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