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Two transgender women, Shakiro and Patricia have been sentenced to five years imprisonment for attempting homosexuality as well as outraging public decency and problems with their ID cards according to their lawyers. 
Shakiro who is a Youtuber identified as Loïc Njeukam and Patricia also has been identified as Roland Mouthe.

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In 2016 Cameroon strengthened its anti-homosexuality laws, changing the penal code to explicitly outlaw same-sex sexual relations, our reporter says.

“It’s a hammer blow. It’s the maximum term outlined in the law. The message is clear: homosexuals don’t have a place in Cameroon,” one of their lawyers, Alice Nkom, who heads the Association for the Defence of Rights of Homosexuals, told the AFP news agency.

One of the lawyers of Transgender women, Richard Tamfu, says will go for appeal verdict for there is no evidence of the act of homosexuality for it was mere suspicion.
The court in addition to the five years of imprisonment for the two must pay  200,000 CFA francs ($370; £260) each in the court of Douala city or else one year would be added their sentences according, the BBC’s Killian Ngala reports from the capital, Yaoundé.

 

 

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