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Cameroon men arrested for ‘looking feminine’

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  1. Paul Kirwan 19 Aug 2011, 1:55pm

    Is that a typo in the headline? I was half-expecting an article about Conservative politicians “looking feminine”

    1. Jock S. Trap 19 Aug 2011, 2:15pm

      Yes, an unfortunate mistake.

  2. Jock S. Trap 19 Aug 2011, 2:15pm

    Absolute disgrace. There are plenty of straight men who ‘look feminine’ and how they can have a justice system that penalises like this is terrible.
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    Yet again the worst of humanity.

  3. Gay Daily Mail Reader 19 Aug 2011, 2:22pm

    Recently the President of Cameroon, Philémon Yang stated that he had no problem with homosexuality as long as it was in private. Maybe he should procure a copy of the 1957 Wolfenden Report. As for men looking feminine, are African countries going to persecute fashion as well as homosexuality? Maybe we should stop givinh them aid while they have money to persecute and imprison people for being gay or even having a wardrobe malfunction.

  4. Cameroon is yet another example of a backward state which does not deserve a penny in British aid.

    A country which has the resources to persecute the gay population clearly does not need to come begging for money from the west.

    And Cameroon’s savage bigotry is entitely its own fault,.

    Cameroon is a former French colony. Therefore it is not true to blame colonialism for their backward savagery.

    Cameroon criminalised homosexuality in 1972 – after independence.

    Cameroon is a homophobic dump.

    1. Spanner1960 25 Aug 2011, 3:09pm

      Colonialism IS to blame for their “backwards savagery”.
      Colonialism is not a uniquely British trait. The French, Germans, Dutch and Portuguese all colonised Africa in the 18th/19th century. Unfortunately the Brits seem to be the only ones held to account for their actions.

  5. Laura Ann Scaife 19 Aug 2011, 5:24pm

    Cameroon just permanently came off my vacation list.

  6. This article is useless without pictures of the hair dos. What a waste of band width.

  7. Christians going on a gay Witch Hunt.

    1. I believe the Minister of Justice in the Cameroons is a Muslim..

  8. tHIS WAS A WRONGFUL ARREST, AND A HATE CRIME AGAINST THE OUTWARD APPEARANCE, WHICH IS HARRASSMENT AND DISSCRIMINATION OF INDIVIDUALS THE SAME AS IN HISTORY HATE GROUPS AND STILL DO IF THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH IT ARREST IMMIGRANTS AND INNOCENT MINORITES OUT OF RACISM , YOU CANT ALLOW THE GOVERNMENTS NOR THE POLICE FORCE OF CAMMEROON TO ABUSE THEIR TITLES AND COMMIT ACTS OF TERRORISM AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY AGAINST CIVILIANS, THE POLICE STATION, AND THE GOVERNMENT OF CAMMEROON MUST BE SUED AND COURTMARSHALLED ON THESE CHILDRENS BEHALF, AND THE UN HAD BETTER READ THEM THE INTERNATIONS AND UN AB;USE OF LGBT HUMAN RIGHTS LAWS, OF CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY , WHICH THEY ALSO VIOLATED, THE POLICE OFFICERS INVOLVED MUST BE FIRED, IMMEDIATELY , AND OTHERS SERIOUS ACTIONS TAKEN AGAINST THESE MONSTERS, YOU MUST START, TAKING OUT THESE FOREIGN COUNTRIES TERRIESTIC GOVERNMENTS AND NOT STOPPING UNTIL THEY ARE CLEANED UP FROM COMMUNISM AND TRYRANNY, YOU CANNOT ALLOW MILLITANTS TO REMAIN IN PARLIMENT

    1. Jock S. Trap 20 Aug 2011, 8:26am

      Ok but is there any need to shout?

      1. Spanner1960 25 Aug 2011, 3:10pm

        A spell checker would help as well.

  9. CHECK THIS OUT ALSO FOR THE IGNORANT ASSHOLES, I AM A GAY PERSON, AND I HAVE OFTEN MISTAKEN A HETERSEXUAL PERSON AS BEING GAY BECAUSE OF HOW THEY DRESS AND COMB THEIR HAIR, I HAVE BEEN VERY SUPRISED , WHEN I SEEN THEIR MATE, AND HAD IT WRONG JUST IN SEEING THEM IN PASSING, hMMM BUT WHETHER THEY ARE GAY OR NOT , YOU HAVE TO MAKE BIGOTRY, AND HATE CRIMES, BE NOWN AS EVIL AS IT IS, AND NO TOLERANCE OF IT, THOSE ARE SOMEONE CHILDREN AND THEY; SHOULD LOVE THEM WITH THEIR WHOLE HEART AND WHEN OTHERS TRY; AND HARM THEM EVEN THE GOVERNMENT TASK FORCE AND HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNATIONS AND NATIONS MUST TAKE SERIOUS ACTION AGAINST TERRROIST BIGOTTED MONSTERS,

    1. Jock S. Trap 20 Aug 2011, 8:26am

      Shhh, stop shouting, I’m getting a headache… ;)

      1. maybe Carrie is using an iPhone that has only caps… a bit of syntax would be nice though… ;)

        1. Jock S. Trap 21 Aug 2011, 8:14am

          Possibly, although we did have messages before without caps and in both messages here there is non cap letters.

  10. This is not a surprise.

    Human Rights Watch reported last year that Cameroon’s courts are increasingly convicting based on perceived orientation, with little or no evidence of any homosexual act having taken place. This is a violation of Cameroon’s own law, which criminalises only homosexual acts.

    No gay Cameroonian asylum seeker should be sent back there. Cameroon is demonstrably ignoring its own laws in order to persecute gay people. The case of Joseph Kaunde needs to be reexamined, as do all other failed LGBT asylum seekers from Cameroon.

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