A human rights lawyer has described the horrendous treatment experienced by gay people in Cameroon – where drinking a Baileys could put you in prison.
Michel Togue, a Cameroonian lawyer, said he had defended dozens of gay people but few were ever caught in the act.
Mr Togue, speaking to the ThinkProgress blog, said the African country uses gender stereotypes to convict gay individuals.
Homosexuality is banned in Cameroon and since 1972 has carried a prison sentence of five years.
In one instance, a client of Mr Togue’s was convicted for his feminine mannerisms and drinking Bailey’s Irish Cream – a choice which the judge felt was a woman’s drink.
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