Trans woman attacked again in Cameroon

Published: January 20, 2015

ERASING 76 CRIMES
Colin Stewart
Original Article:  bit.ly/1Cx0DCv

A trans woman was attacked in Yaoundé, Cameroon, at the location known as  Avenue Germaine Crossroads on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, at around 4 a.m.  by a group of 15 people armed with stones and clubs.

The head of the legal team of Camfaids met with the victim, who is named Dolores (legal name Jonas Singa Kimie). She says:

“It was about 4 am, this Monday, January 19, 2015, when I was returning from a night out with friends to the house in the Fouda-Yaoundé neighborhood. Waiting for a taxi at the Avenue Germaine Crossroads, I was challenged by a young man of about 30 years. I ignored him, but he approached me and insulted me (“fag,” “dirty faggot,” “what sex are you?” “show me your sex”). Suddenly I felt a blow to my face.  I tried to defend myself.  Ten of his accomplices rushed up. I was hit forcefully with pieces of rock, clubs  and other things, as if I were a common thug.

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