Roger Jean-Claude Mbede

 

 

 

Age: 34

 

Summary: Cameroonian gay rights icon who was jailed for sending a suggestive text message to another man after he was arrested in March 2011 and convicted in April under a Cameroonian law that imposes up to five years in prison for homosexual acts when he received a three-year sentence, but who had been recently released on medical grounds.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from an infected hernia

 

Born: 1980

 

Died: January 10, 2014

 

Location: Ngoumou, Cameroon