BBC News – Nigeria gays: 20 lashes for ‘homosexual offences’

| March 10, 2014

Nigeria gays: 20 lashes for ‘homosexual offences’

Two men appear before an Islamic court in Bauchi, Nigeria (22 January 2014)Islamic courts operate in mainly Muslim northern Nigeria

Four Nigerian men have received 20 lashes each after an Islamic court in the northern city of Bauchi convicted them of gay sex, officials say.

Confessions had been forced from the Muslim men after they were beaten up in custody, a rights activist said.

via BBC News – Nigeria gays: 20 lashes for ‘homosexual offences’.

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