Cameroon police release LGBT activist doctor

Published: February 18, 2014

 Police in Douala, Cameroon, have released the vice president of the anti-AIDS pro-LGBT-rights group Alternatives-Cameroon, who was arrested Feb. 14 after he was accused of being a homosexual.

Yves Yomb, executive director of Alternatives-Cameroon, said that Dr. Richard was released yesterday afternoon.  Richard serves both as an officer of the association and as a doctor combating AIDS at the group’s health center.
Because of the arrest, Richard was unable to work on Feb. 15 at the health center, where he was scheduled to oversee a health screening campaign for MSM (men who have sex with men) as part of Cameroon’s National Strategic Plan against HIV and Tuberculosis.
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