Human Rights Watch: Cameroon must protect lawyers from anti-gay threats
Human Rights Watch has called on the authorities in Cameroon to protect two lawyers who have been on the receiving end of death threats because of their LGBT advocacy work.
The New York-based organisation said the country’s government should publicly denounce the threats made against Michel Togue and Alice Nkom.
Mr Togue has also received similar threats, with one individual sending him photos of his children leaving school in an email.
In response, Neela Ghoshal from Human Rights Watch said: “Cameroonian authorities should immediately investigate to find out who is threatening these courageous human rights defenders.”
She added: “The government should make clear to the public that everyone has a right to defence, and that threats against defence attorneys will not be tolerated.”