Thursday, 6 January 2011

In France, an appeal to 'fill the courtroom' in support of gay Cameroonian

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Source: Tetu

[Google translation]

The Ardhis and RESF, or the Pink Panthers, call for mobilization to support a gay Cameroonian on Friday 7 January threatened with removal to his country.

Honoré again face justice. Last September, the Gay Cameroonian seeking asylum in France had prevented his deportation three times after the French Office for Refugees and Stateless Persons (OFPRA) rejected his application (see earlier action alert). It therefore appears to 13h Friday, 7 January to the 16th Chamber of the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Bobigny for denied boarding.

According to his lawyer, Catherine Herrero, he risks "up to three years imprisonment and five-year ban from French territory." The [French LGBT asylum group] Association de reconnaissance des droits des personnes homosexuelles et transsexuelles à l'immigration et au séjour (Ardhis), which Honoré is a member, and le Réseau éducation sans frontières (the Network Education Without Borders, RESF) therefore call for massive support for Friday. The idea: "fill the room" to show that Honoré is not fighting alone.

Mobilization relayed by the association of the Panthères roses (Pink Panthers), whose members call on all those who want to support Honored to meet at 11:30 at Metro Jaures, to get together in Bobigny.
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