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Cameroon lawyer gets death threats for defending gays

Published on Oct 24, 2012 6:18 AM
 

YAOUNDE (AFP) - Cameroon lawyer Alice Nkom, who is known for defending gays and lesbians in a country where homosexuality is outlawed, said on Tuesday that she has been receiving death threats from anonymous callers over her stance.

"Since Oct 18, I have become the victim of anonymous death threats," she said, adding that she has been warned to stop defending homosexuals.

"In the beginning, there were calls at 4 in the morning. Now they are sending SMSes," she said, adding that she received the latest text message at 3am on Tuesday.

She said one such SMS read: "Lesbian whore, it's your turn to suffer. Watch your back well as your security is very weak. We will give you a demonstration when the moment comes. No respite for gays in our country."

 
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