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23.11.2011 Cameroon

Cameroon court jails gays for five years: lawyer

By AFP
A court in Yaounde has sentenced three gay Cameroonian men to five years in prison, their lawyer says.  By MARIO TAMA (AFP/Getty Images/File)
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A court in Yaounde has sentenced three gay Cameroonian men to five years in prison, their lawyer says. By MARIO TAMA (AFP/Getty Images/File)

YAOUNDE (AFP) - A court in Yaounde has sentenced three gay Cameroonian men arrested in July to five years in prison, their lawyer said Wednesday.

The Ekounou court sentenced the three on Tuesday to five years imprisonment and a fine, the heaviest sentence provided by Cameroonian law, which bans homosexuality, Michel Togue told AFP.

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