Update – August 2012

by helpvalerie

After the granting of an injunction by a judge who, quite rightly, did not feel he could decide whether or not Valery would be in danger as a result of his campaign spreading on the internet, Valery was hoping to get bail and leave detention while he awaits the outcome of his judicial Review application. His bail has been turned down twice so he is feeling rather despondent. He is hoping to make another attempt soon with different bail sureties.

Meanwhile the situation for the LGBT community in Cameroon grows worse. Last week an anti gay demonstration was organised by a bishop of the Roman Catholic church. Although it only attracted a handful of people, the predominant message for members of this minority is that they must at all costs hide their sexual orientation. Radio France International has some video clips.