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Cameroon upholds 3-year sentence for gay conduct

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Associated Press
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December 17, 2012
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A court in Cameroon has upheld a conviction against a man found guilty of homosexual conduct last year for sending a text message to another man saying: "I'm very much in love with you." The Court of Appeal ruled early Monday that Jean-Claude Roger Mbede, 32, must serve out his three-year jail term. He was provisionally released on bail in July after spending a year and a half behind bars. Mbede told The Associated Press he's not sure he can put up with the anti-gay attacks and harassment he faced from fellow inmates and prison authorities.