Cameroon: Violent Mob Savagely Tortures Intersex Person for Hours

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11/22/2021

A group sexually assaulted, beat, and humiliated an intersex person in Cameroon’s capital of Yaoundé on November 15. The victim suffered bruises all over her body, HRW reports. Her doctor said that she would need to be monitored for a couple of weeks because of the seriousness of her injuries. French TV station TV5Monde reports she met the attacks at a bar. After rejecting them, they began attacking her. A day after the assault, the Cameroonian Foundation for AIDS (CAMFAIDS) filed a criminal complaint with the police. The group is also helping the victim with both medical and psychological care.

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