For instance, in February in Gishiri village, Abuja, a group of approximately 50 people armed with machetes, clubs, whips, and metal wires dragged people from their homes and severely beat at least 14 men whom they suspected of being gay.
Section provides that a male person who dresses same sex marriage prohibition act nigeria pdf in Crewe is attired in the fashion of a woman in a public place or who practises sodomy as a means of livelihood or as a profession is a "vagabond". In the states of Kano and Katsina, a person commits an act of gross indency "by way of kissing in public, exposure of nakedness in public and other related acts of similar nature in order to corrupt public morals".
Attorneys for those arrested repudiated the accusation, countering that the men had been attending a birthday party.
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Her partner was disowned by her family. Nigeria has obligations under international and regional human rights treaties that it has ratified to guarantee the rights to freedom of expression, association, and peaceful assembly to everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, and to ensure that any restrictions imposed on these freedoms are not discriminatory.
As state party to the African Charter, Nigeria bears legal obligations to ensure that every individual has the right to free association, provided that he abides by the law and the right to freely assemble with others. Nigerian authorities should act swiftly to protect LGBT people from violence, whether committed by state or non-state actors.
In other cases, family members have initiated mob violence.
In the states of Gombe, Jigawa, Kebbi, Sokoto, Yobe, Zamfara, and Bauchi, a person who commits the offence of lesbianism "shall be punished with caning which may extend to fifty lashes". Copyright notice. Because the policy change was not anticipated, these analyses were not planned a priori, but are a secondary analysis of data obtained before and after the law was put into effect.