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  • 2 Freed Of Gay Charges In Nigerian Shariah Court

    BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian Shariah court has freed two men accused of gay sex and belonging to a homosexual club, saying the prosecution failed to prove its case.

  • 4 Men Accused of Being Gay Were Whipped in a Nigerian Court

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A human rights network says four young men convicted of having gay sex have been whipped publicly in an Islamic court in northern Nigeria.

  • Amnesty International: Police Arrest Gay 'Suspects' in 5 Nigerian States

    LAGOS, Nigeria — Amnesty International says Nigerian police have arrested 10 people suspected of being gay in four majority Christian southern states in the highly religious nation.

  • Dozens Arrested For Being Gay In North Nigeria

    Local and international groups fighting AIDS warned on Tuesday that a new Nigerian law criminalizing same-sex marriage and gay organizations will jeopardize the fight against the deadly disease.

  • Man Lashed 20 Times for Sodomy in Nigerian Court

    BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) -- A young man convicted of sodomy was whipped 20 times Thursday in a northern Nigerian Shariah court.

  • Mob Attacks Alleged Gays In Nigerian Capital

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A mob armed with wooden clubs and iron bars, screaming that they were going to "cleanse" their neighborhood of gay people, dragged 14 young men from their beds and assaulted them, human rights activists said Saturday.

  • Muslim Group Defends Nigeria's Anti-Gay Bill

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A Muslim rights organization praises Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan for signing a bill that bans gay organizations, meetings and gay marriage, and commends him for resisting pressure from Western countries.

  • Nigeria’s ’Jail The Gays’ Bill Signed Into Law

    A controversial bill that sparked international condemnation has been approved by Nigeria’s president Goodluck Jonathan Monday, according to a spokesman for the president. The law effectively bans homosexuality and imposes hefty prison sentences to anyone involved in a same-sex relationship or belongs to a gay organization.

  • UN Chief Alarmed by Nigeria's New Anti-Gay Law

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is alarmed by reports of the arrest and torture of individuals in northern Nigeria believed to be homosexual and strongly hopes that the constitutionality of the country's new anti-gay law will be reviewed.

  • UN: Nigeria’s Anti-Gay Law May Harm Public Health

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief says Nigeria’s new anti-gay law may have “negative consequences” for public health.

  • Why Anti-Gay Crackdown is a Catastrophe for Nigeria

    LAGOS, Nigeria (CNN) -- Nigeria is second only to South Africa as the country with the highest number of HIV/AIDS sufferers; one would have thought a better gift for the New Year from the government to its people would be to urge the national legislature to pass the anti HIV-discrimination bill that has been with them for a while.