Heartbreaking news; Beating death of LGBT activist Eric Lembembe in Cameroon

Beating death of LGBT activist Eric Lembembe in Cameroon

Eric O. Lembembe

Eric Ohena Lembembe

LGBT activist and reporter Eric Ohena Lembembe was beaten to death over the weekend, LGBT activists in Cameroon announced today.

Fellow activists said they found his bloody, lifeless body early today at his home in Yaoundé,  Cameroon.

Investigations by human rights defenders are under way to discover who was responsible for the crime.

At his death, he was serving as the local executive director of the Cameroonian Foundation For AIDS (Camfaids), an advocacy group fighting against AIDS and for human rights of LGBT people in Cameroon, which is one of the world’s most violently anti-gay nations.

We the Rainbow Ethiopia HIV and Social Support Services team leaders   are extremely shocked to hear about the brutal death of Eric Ohena Lembembe and would like to express our condolences to his family and friends. We totally condemn the endless homophobic and brutal attacks against activists and the general LGBTI community in Cameron in particular and Africa in general.

Read more:


About Mercy

Teferi is a public health and humanitarian practitioner, strategist and development professional, community educator and mobilizer, blogger, HIV/AIDS and Social Justice/Human Rights Activist who is courageously advocating for the Dignity, Health Equity and non-discrimination of all Marginalized and Vulnerable Social Groups by fighting the prevalent HIV, the widespread Homophobia and other forms of socio-economic exclusions/injustice in Ethiopia. He is also the co-founder and director of the pioneer; Rainbow-Ethiopia Health and Human Rights Initiative and its media affiliate which is an emerging information source to deliver a reliable, timely and quality general public health and human rights analysis and especial LGBTI news from Ethiopia and across Africa. Please feel free to Contact him at: rainbow-ethiopia@mail.com Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Posted on July 15, 2013, in African LGBTI News and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Jewel of Uganda

Just another WordPress.com site


Uganda Gay On Move (UGOM) is a community of LGBTIQ persons from Uganda united here in the Netherlands that was founded in January of 2013 by LGBTI asylum seekers and now its the strongest African LGBTI community in the Netherlands well known in the Dutch society.


Two-part blog: Exploring food security & nutrition. Also global LGBT rights & inclusion

Participation, Power and Social Change Research at IDS

An Institute of Development Studies Blog


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,263 other followers

%d bloggers like this: