LGBT defenders sound the alarm on situation in Cameroon

As the world marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, LGBT defenders are concerned about the situation in Cameroon. Some 30 homosexuals have been arrested in the last few weeks, according to activists. In particular, the trial of two Cameroonian trans women has been making headlines. They have been sentenced to five years in prison – the maximum penalty in Cameroon, which criminalises homosexuality. Amid this repression, lawyers like veteran barrister Alice Nkom are leading the fight against discrimination. Our correspondents report.