Thursday, March 6, 2014

Four Men in Nigeria Publicly Whipped for Being Gay


According to the AP and BBC, four young Nigerians have been convicted in a sharia court for being gay. The punishment was a public whipping. A gay rights activist says that the men, who are 20 and 22 years of age, gave false confessions after being beaten by police. Gays can be sentenced to death under Islamic Shariah law in force in some northern Nigerian states.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/gaysouthflorida/2014/03/four-men-accused-of-being-gay-whipped-publicly-in-north-nigerian-court.html#storylink=cpy
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