Two transgender women have been sentenced to five years in prison in Cameroon after being convicted of “attempted homosexuality” and “public indecency” as the country continues to crack down on LGBTQ+ people.

The two trans women were arrested in February when they were having dinner at a restaurant in Doula.

They were also found guilty of failing to show proof of identity and given the maximum fine of 200,000 CFA francs, or around £300.

The mother of one of the women, Ms. Njeukam, said her child told her, ‘Mum, I won’t survive here for five years.’

Cameroon is one of 30 African countries that criminalise homosexuality.

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