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[PHOTO NEWS] Nigerian Government arraigns 28 men in Court for HOMOSEXUALITY

[PHOTO NEWS] Nigerian Government arraigns 28 men in Court for HOMOSEXUALITY
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The Nigerian Government yesterday 3rd of August 2017 arraigned 28 male adults before the Yaba Magistrate Court in Lagos State for allegedly engaging in homosexual acts.
The Government had earlier through the Lagos state police command announced the arrest of 42 suspected homosexuals at Vincent Hotel at Weigh bridge in Owode Onirin area of Lagos state last weekend.
Homosexuality is an illegal act in Nigeria.
The anti-gay bill was signed into law by former president, Goodluck Jonathan in January 2014.

See more photos of the suspected homosexuals in court yesterday.

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Nigeria Homosexual Court-Nigerian Government arraigns 28 men in Court for HOMOSEXUALITY

LGBT rights in Nigeria
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Nigeria face unique legal and social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. The country does not allow or recognise LGBT rights. There is no legal protection against discrimination in Nigeria which is a largely conservative country of more than 170 million people, split between a mainly Muslim north and a largely Christian south. Very few LGBT persons are open about their orientation, and violence against LGBT people is frequent.

Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is illegal in Nigeria. The maximum punishment in the twelve northern states that have adopted Shari’a law is death by stoning. That law applies to all Muslims and to those who have voluntarily consented to application of the Shari’a courts. In southern Nigeria and under the secular criminal laws of northern Nigeria, the maximum punishment for same-sex sexual activity is 14 years’ imprisonment. The Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act criminalises all forms of same-sex unions and same-sex marriage throughout the country
The international community has condemned the lack of recognition of the rights of LGBTs in Nigeria.

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