Barrister Eboseremen, prosecuting lawyer in homosexuality case against 47 men arrested last year, at the Federal High Court in Lagos, Nigeria. American Express. Keep in Touch Sign up to our newsletter for updates on key legal challenges to anti-LGBT laws around the world, news on the reform of discriminatory laws in the Commonwealth, comment from our Director on landmark judgments and employment opportunities at the Trust.
Arts and Culture Niren Tolsi Actually, in the three months that I was involved in the programme, we saw about 3, people. I hope so, but those poor folks being arrested by these creeps are victims. After the Owode arrests, similar gatherings went deeper underground.
Arrests of gay people in Nigeria laws, she cautioned, will endanger medical programmes combating HIV-Aids in the gay community. She pushed for her organisation to begin mental health therapy. This group faces the highest HIV burden in Nigeria — sex workers were the worst affected before The year-old is one of 52 men arrested in July on suspicion of being gay in the northern Nigerian state of Kano.
Share This:. Bunmi Johnson. They arrested 53 people at a motel in the ancient city of Zaria in Kaduna, a state in northwestern Nigeria, on April Will they ever come out of this sick fog of dim-wittedness?
But I came back because this was something I want to fight to change. That law applies to all Muslims and to those who have voluntarily consented to application of the Shari'a courts. View all footnotes 5. We use our thorough research and documentation of violations of artistic freedom to influence governments and decision-makers to change laws and practices that limit artistic expression.
Sex acts between women are not mentioned specifically in the code, although it is arguable that the gender-neutral term "person" in Section of the code includes women.