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Cameroon court slams five-year jail term on two transgenders

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A court in Cameroon has sentenced two persons suspected of homosexuality to five years in prison each and a fine of  FCFA 200,000.

The Magistrate’s Court in Douala-Bonanjo handed down the sentence to Loic Djeukam Midrel, aka Shakiro and Mouther Roland aka Patricia after a hearing came to conclusion on Tuesday, May 11.

In addition to the jail sentence and the fine, the two will have to pay FCFA 29,300 as cost charged by the court. If they fail to pay their financial charges, they will have to serve another 12 months. However the defense counsel has ten days to appeal.

They were arrested on February 9 in Cameroon’s economic capital, Douala and were charged with attempted homosexuality, public indecency and non possession of national identification card.

This is a developing story….

 


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