Global Week in Review: Cameroonian LGBT Activist Tortured to Death
LGBT Activist Tortured to Death in Cameroon
Cameroonian LGBT activist Eric Ohena Lembembe was found tortured to death in his Yaoundé home on July 15. As Executive Director of Cameroonian Foundation for AIDS (CAMFAIDS,) Lembembe had recently spoken out against a series of break-ins at the offices of gay rights groups. “We will continue to support activists, like Mr. Lembembe, who stand up for the human rights of all people, regardless of who they are or who they love,” said the U.S. Department of State in a statement.