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Two Cameroonian men who were convicted of being gay and later released are back in custody. Police detained them after an angry mob attacked them in a Yaoundé marketplace.
Jonas Singa Kumie and Franky Djome were dressed in women’s clothes when shoppers assaulted them on Sunday. One of their lawyers, Alice Nkom, is a well-known gay rights activist.
Nkom -- the first African woman to have become a lawyer in Cameroon -- is in Paris as a guest of the French government.
She told RFI's Michel Arseneault that Cameroonian society used to be more tolerant.