A Cameroonian LGBT rights activist was detained in Bafoussam on Feb. 11 and told to pay for his release. The president of the LGBT rights group Avenir Jeunes de l’Ouest, (here called F.) had traveled to Bafoussam seeking the release of a gay man who had been arrested there six days earlier. F. had been called to Bafoussam by the local prosecutor to deal with the case of Alex, 32, who had been arrested Feb. 5. The police commissioner in Bafoussam had demanded 60,000 CFA francs (about 91 euros or US $97) to release Alex. Instead, however, Alex was released through intervention by gay-friendly lawyers Alice Nkom and Jathan Ndongo.
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