Asylum seeker persecuted by ‘anti-gay mobs’ faces deportation to Cameroon
A 28-year-old gay man is facing deportation to Cameroon from Britain.
Campaign group Movement for Justice (MFJ) said Isadore Rodrigue Kanko Signe suffered years of persecution by the authorities and “anti-gay mobs” because of his sexual orientation in Cameroon.
It’s claimed Mr Signe suffered anti-gay abuse and physical attacks when he was in his teens – apparently accused of “walking like a lady”.
MFJ said in 2006, Mr Signe was attacked after he was seen kissing his boyfriend in a car.
He was caught and spent a year in prison, where it’s claimed he was beaten and tortured by guards and by other prisoners.
Mr Signe fled to Britain in March 2013. His previous relationship with a male businessman in Cameroon was exposed in 2010.
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He was arrested in March this year, following an immigration raid.
Mr Signe has since been detained at the Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre.
Cameroon is known for its harsh anti-gay laws and levels of homophobic violence.
Under section 347 of the penal code, those found guilty of same-sex sexual acts in Cameroon face up to five years imprisonment.
PinkNews has contacted the Home Office for a responce.