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Gay man jailed in Cameroon for sending ‘I love you’ text to another man dies

| Sunday, January 12, 2014
YAOUNDE, Cameroon ā€” A gay man in Cameroon who was jailed for sending a text message to another man saying "I'm very much in love with you," and who was later declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International, has died, according to a lawyer who worked on his case.

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Cameroon court upholds 3-year prison term for gay text message

| Monday, December 17, 2012
An appeals court in the African nation of Cameroon on Monday upheld a three-year sentence against a man found guilty of homosexual conduct for sending a text message to another that contained a photo of himself holding a sign that said, ā€œIā€™m very much in love with you.ā€

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