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In the draft law, homosexual acts in general remain punishable by between six months to five years imprisonment, activist Stephane Koche said.The government reportedly wishes to introduce a couple of new by-laws to specifically punish same-sexpedophilia, making homosexual acts with persons under the age of 16 punishable by 10-15 years in prison.Discrimination on the ground of sexual orientation is further accompanied by a high number of procedural infringements within the criminal justice system.
From the AFP: “The government is preparing a reform to the criminal code.
The more troubling is the second by-law that would call for a prison term of eight years for engaging in homosexual sex with persons between the ages of 16-21.
The second stipulation has especially worried LGBT rights activists.
A 19-year-old known as Jonas and a 20-year-old known as Francky were arrested on 25 July in a car outside a night club in Yaunda in the Cameroonian capital and charged under Section 347a of the Cameroonian Penal Code which criminalizes same-sex sexual acts.
New reports suggest a lawyer for the two men will argue they were not having oral sex in the car as had been claimed by police, but instead were arrested for being dressed in “feminine” attire.