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Nigeria: 47 men – judge throws out anti-LGBT case

Nigeria: 47 men – judge throws out anti-LGBT case

(Reuters) – A judge in a Nigerian court on Tuesday threw out a case against 47 men charged with public displays of affection with members of same sex, ending what had widely been seen as a test of the country’s laws banning homosexual relationships. The Nigerian law banning gay marriage, punishable by up to 14 […]

Nigeria: Broken lives of 47 anti-gay law victims

Nigeria: Broken lives of 47 anti-gay law victims

(Reuters) – The 57 men stumbled out of the back of a dark police truck, into the glare of a sunny courtyard, and a phalanx of cameras. Some clutched another’s hand, as if for comfort. They lined up on wooden benches in the dirt, almost all of them trying to hide their faces, and not […]

Nigeria LGBT: Court adjourns case of 47 men

Nigeria LGBT: Court adjourns case of 47 men

(Reuters) – After months of delays, Nigerian prosecutors began presenting their evidence against 47 men, charged with public displays of affection with members of the same sex, but asked for an adjournment after calling one witness. Prosecution lawyer, Ilyas Abdulrahman, said their lead witness, the police inspector who led the raid in which the men […]