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stpaulfnewsletterimage-100713On Monday July 15, 2013, news of the murder of Eric Ohena Lembembe, a Cameroonian journalist and LGBTI human rights activist

Eric Lembembe’s funeral was held in Yaoundé, Cameroon on Aug. 3, 2013. According to press reports “Hundreds of mourners took part in yesterday’s funeral for murdered journalist and LGBT rights activist Eric Lembembe, 33, including the United States ambassador, the United Kingdom’s high commissioner and the European Union’s program director for Cameroon.”

Alice Nkom, the lawyer representing Lembembe, interviewed by FRANCE 24, said there has been no credible effort to investigate his death or collect the elements necessary for a good investigation. Nkom expressed skepticism as to the outcome. We are afraid that with no information from the police, we will never know who did this and no one will ever be punished,” she said. “We are afraid there will never be justice.”

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