Jean-Claude Mbede, 31 years old, is a Cameroonian who was arrested in march 2011 and sentenced in April 2011 to 3 years in prison for homosexuality. He is currently locked up in Kondengui Central Prison in Yaounde, Cameroon's capital city,[Source] which has a capacity of 700 inmates but held 3,852 inmates in August 2011.[Source] It is worth highlighting at this point that as many as five prisoners die each year due to lack of medical attention and poor hygiene in Cameroon's prisons. [Source]
Amnesty International considers Jean-Claude Mbede to be a prisoner of conscience and is calling for his release.
Sign a petition by Amnesty International urging for the immediate and unconditional release of Jean-Claude Mbede, amongst other things.
The petition form is in Finnish. Note the following:
- Etunimi = First name
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- Paikkakunta = Region
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More information (in Finnish), including a short video with English subtitles, about Jean-Claude Mbede: Amnesty.fi.