51,622 people support this campaign. Help us get to 70,000.
Update 21 Sept – we just reached 50,000 signers: Alice and her colleagues in Cameroon are overjoyed, and are asking us to keep spreading the word!
Posted: 15 September 2011
Alice N’Kom is one of the only attorneys in Cameroon who defends people who’ve been jailed for the "crime" of being gay.
In the last 2 weeks, gay men have been snatched from their homes and public places and thrown in jail just for being gay. The situation is approaching a crisis and Alice told us she and her colleagues are ready to confront the President to demand the release of those arrested and an end to laws that make being gay a crime. But she needs the support of people around the world:
"I need to show the president of Cameroon that the world is behind me".
Please sign the urgent letter, then ask your friends and family to do the same. Alice and her colleagues are brave enough speak out, and it only takes a minute to add your voice and to make theirs even stronger.
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