Heartbreaking news; Beating death of LGBT activist Eric Lembembe in Cameroon
Posted by Mercy
Eric Ohena 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.
We the Rainbow Ethiopia HIV and Social Support Services team leaders are extremely shocked to hear about the brutal death of Eric Ohena Lembembe and would like to express our condolences to his family and friends. We totally condemn the endless homophobic and brutal attacks against activists and the general LGBTI community in Cameron in particular and Africa in general.
About MercyMercy is a public health and humanitarian practitioner, strategist and community educator and mobilizer, blogger, HIV/AIDS and Social Justice/Human Rights Activist who is courageously advocating for the Dignity, Health Equity and non-discrimination of all Marginalized and Vulnerable Social Groups by fighting the prevalent HIV, the widespread Homophobia and other forms of socio-economic exclusions/injustice in Ethiopia. He is also the co-founder and director of the pioneer; Rainbow-Ethiopia Health and Human Rights Initiative, the one and only LGBTI Health and Human rights organization in Ethiopia Please feel free to Contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Posted on July 15, 2013, in African LGBTI News and tagged Africa, AIDS, Albert Samba, Cameroon, Camfaids, Eric Lembembe, Eric Ohena Lembembe, Franky Djome, Franky Ndome, Human rights defender, Jean-Claude Roger Mbede, Jonas Singa Kumie, LGBT, LGBT social movements, Roger Mbede., Yaoundé. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.