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UNAIDS - www.unaids.org

UNAIDS condemns killing of AIDS activist Eric Lembembe

GENEVA, 17 July 2013 - The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) condemns the killing of Eric Ohena Lembembe, the Executive Director of the Cameroonian Foundation for AIDS (CAMFAIDS). Mr Lembembe was an outspoken activist for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.

UNAIDS asks the Cameroonian Government to pursue a thorough investigation into the death of Mr Lembembe.

UNAIDS remains gravely concerned about numerous reports of violence and death threats against LGBTI people in Cameroon. UNAIDS urges the Government to send a clear message that violence, homophobic and discriminatory acts will not be tolerated.

It is unacceptable that in many countries people are subject to violence or the threat of violence because of their sexual orientation or perceived HIV status. Respect for human rights is essential in ensuring that all people have access to HIV services.

Mr Lembembe was an important partner in the AIDS response. UNAIDS and the Joint UN team on AIDS in Cameroon worked closely with Mr Lembembe and CAMFAIDS on human rights issues and on ensuring access to HIV prevention services for key populations.

UNAIDS extends its sincere condolences to Eric Lembembe's family and friends.

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SOURCE: UNAIDS

Contact:
UNAIDS Geneva
Sophie Barton-Knott
tel. +41 22 791 1697
bartonknotts@unaids.org


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