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Tuesday, 24 June 2014 15:28

347bis: An Association Founded In Cameroon To Help LGBT People In Prison

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A new association has been created to fight against homophobia and the arrest of LGBT people in Cameroon.

The association was called 347bis in reference to the Article 347 bis, which criminalizes homosexuality and punishes the relationships between people of the same sex from 6 months to 5 years imprisonment and fines ranging from 20.000 to 200.000 FCFA (from 30 to 300 Euros or from $40 to $407).

The purpose of this association is to first fight against the numerous arrests of LGBT people because it believes Cameroon is the country that holds the record of arrests and legal proceedings against homosexuality.

347bis also helps people imprisoned by providing equipment (beds, food, ...) or by providing moral support for LGBT people, life in prison is extremely difficult.

In addition, if you also want to help these men and women, 347 bis organize a fundraising campaign at: http://www.347bis.org/http://www.347bis.org/

Photo credit: 347bis

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