Man whipped 20 times in Nigerian Islamic court for one act of gay sex

0
3
Nigeria
FacebookPinterestLinkedInVKTwitterFlipboard

Judge says man spared death by stoning because homosexual ‘crime’ occurred 7 years ago and ‘great remorse’ was shown.

A young man convicted of sodomy was whipped 20 times on Thursday in a northern Nigerian Sharia court.

- Advertisement -

Though Mubarak Ibrahim was found guilty under Sharia law, it is the first conviction of a gay man in Nigeria since President Goodluck Jonathan signed a bill that further criminalises homosexuality under the West African nation’s Western-style penal code.

Activists believe the new law has stirred up homophobia and puts gay people at risk of lynchings and mob justice.

But the Muslim Rights Concern group on Thursday said it was “the other way round, as the practice of homosexualism and lesbianism is most capable of instigating widespread hatred and turning society upside down”.

Read more theguardian.com

It’s not recommended to any LGBT person to travel to the land of hate – Nigeria.

Advertisements
FacebookPinterestLinkedInVKTwitterFlipboard