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Cameroon: Fear of torture or ill-treatment/prisoners of conscience/harsh prison conditions: Nine male detainees, including one 17-year-old boy

, N° d'index: AFR 17/001/2006

Eight men and one boy aged 17 are being tried on charges of practising homosexuality, which is a criminal offence under Section 347a of the Cameroonian Penal Code. They are detained in harsh conditions and are at risk of ill-treatment. Amnesty International considers them to be prisoners of conscience, detained solely because of their alleged sexual orientation.

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