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Thu Mar 6, 2014, 06:39 PM

 

4 accused gays whipped in Nigerian court

Source: Fox NY

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - Four young men were convicted of gay sex and whipped publicly as punishment Thursday in an Islamic court in northern Nigeria, a human rights activist said.

The four were among dozens caught in a wave of arrests after Nigeria strengthened its criminal penalties for homosexuality with the new Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act in January.

The men could face further violence in prison if human rights organizations do not come up with an additional fine of 20,000 naira ($120) each meted out Thursday by a judge in Bauchi city, Dorothy Aken'Ova, convenor of the Coalition for the Defense of Sexual Rights Network, told The Associated Press. The four were sentenced to 15 strokes plus a year's imprisonment if they cannot pay their fines.




Read more: http://www.myfoxny.com/story/24901867/4-accused-gays-whipped-in-north-nigerian-court



What in the hell is going on in the world?? What year is this?

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Reply 4 accused gays whipped in Nigerian court (Original post)
7962 Mar 2014 OP
FiveGoodMen Mar 2014 #1
OKNancy Mar 2014 #2
Bluenorthwest Mar 2014 #5
warrant46 Mar 2014 #7
theHandpuppet Mar 2014 #8
warrant46 Mar 2014 #9
Seedersandleechers Mar 2014 #3
shenmue Mar 2014 #4
azurnoir Mar 2014 #6
blkmusclmachine Mar 2014 #10

Response to 7962 (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 06:42 PM

1. There is a horrifying, worldwide cult behind all of this.

Actually, it has broken down into separate factions...Christian, Muslim, etc.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 06:42 PM

2. this makes me feel so sad,

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also my stomach turned reading it.
What in the world can we do? I fear it's nothing.

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 06:58 PM

5. Our leadership has already assured them money and military aid will flow

 

no matter what they do to LGBT people, Kerry and Obama are 'concerned about the complications' but new military assistance to Nigeria is in the works, they have some religious folks killing other religious folks when they should join to kill gay folks, so the US is giving them a hand.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 07:44 PM

7. Its all about Oil for the job creating 1%

Nigeria = Africa's Saudi Arabia

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Response to warrant46 (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 07:50 PM

8. Yep!

Notice the difference in our govt's outrage at oil-poor Uganda compared with that for Nigeria and Cameroon (or Saudi Arabia, for that matter), who have equally despicable anti-gay laws but also oil for export. The hypocrisy is disgusting.

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Response to theHandpuppet (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 07:57 PM

9. +1000

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 06:57 PM

3. Where can we donate

the money to free these men? They should get sanctuary somewhere more civilized.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 06:57 PM

4. I can't stand it

This is evil.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 07:04 PM

6. Horrible and indeed what is going on ?;(

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 10:30 PM

10. DC is absolutely implicit on extreme anti-gay hate and Genocide in Africa. DC is too busy "lookin'

 

forward" for the 1% that owns DC...

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