Alice Nkom, who has had death threats from other lawyers, says situation is getting worse with illegal imprisonments and torture
Alice Nkom is a Cameroonian lawyer with an imposing presence, but her country's minister of justice is less impressed; he wants her struck off the professional register. Advocates in Cameroon have said she should be killed.
Defending men or women accused of homosexuality, is not a popular cause in central Africa. Threats arrive by email and telephone. The situation, Nkom warns, is becoming more dangerous.
The Cameroon government has introduced a bill to the national assembly that would give formal, political backing to section 347 of the country's penal code that criminalises consensual sex between adults of the same gender.
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