Agence France-PresseJanuary 13, 2014 09:17
Roger Jean-Claude Mbede, a symbol for gay rights in Cameroon, where homosexuality is illegal, has died at the age of 35, his lawyer said on Monday.
"Roger died on Friday evening, probably from his illness," Saskia Ditisheim said.
Mbede suffered from testicular cancer and had an operation in July 2013.
"Roger was the symbol for the gay rights struggle in Cameroon," she added.
Roger's brother said he had been "expressionless for two weeks and had stopped eating," said the lawyer.