Two Men Were Jailed for ‘Looking Gay’ and Ordering Baileys Irish Cream
This story makes its way out of Cameroon, a country in west Central Africa.
The Cameroonian court has fortunately just overturned the conviction of two men who had been sentenced to five years in prison for “looking gay” and ordering Baileys Irish Cream. The DailyMail reports the two were arrested in a car outside a nightclub in the capital Yaounde, back in July of 2011. According to the National Post report on the matter, the two men had already spent more than a year in jail over the incident.
The most recent ruling has been garnering the attention of human rights lawyers and gay rights advocates who are urging country President Paul Biya to release all other prisoners found guilty under the country’s extreme anti-gay laws.
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