Beating death of LGBT activist Eric Lembembe in Cameroon

16 Jul

RIP Eric Lembembe


LGBT activist and reporter Eric Ohena Lembembe was beaten to death over the weekend, LGBT activists in Cameroon announced today.

Fellow activists said they found his bloody, lifeless body early today at his home in Yaoundé,  Cameroon.

Investigations by human rights defenders are under way to discover who was responsible for the crime.

At his death, he was serving as the local executive director of the Cameroonian Foundation For AIDS (Camfaids), an advocacy group fighting against AIDS and for human rights of LGBT people in Cameroon, which is one of the world’s most violently anti-gay nations.

Lembembe, a regular contributor to the Erasing 76 Crimes blog, was the author of one of the blog’s most popular articles, “What traditional African homosexuality learned from the West.”

That article is included in the book From Wrongs to Gay Rights, along with his articles about Roger Mbede, who was imprisoned because of…

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Posted by on July 16, 2013 in Uncategorized


2 responses to “Beating death of LGBT activist Eric Lembembe in Cameroon

  1. Tom Janus

    July 16, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Such a tragedy…and such a waste of life of a person who did nothing but be a positive force for the LBGT community in his country.

    • D.C.

      July 17, 2013 at 7:27 pm

      A truly senseless and tragic death. Killed in his own home for trying to be himself and for helping others.


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