Nigeria Islamic court tries gay suspects in Bauchi

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An Islamic court in Nigeria’s northern state of Bauchi has put on trial 11 Muslim men accused of being homosexuals in violation of their religion, a religious leader has told the BBC.

A 12th person arrested – a Christian – would be tried under secular law, a BBC reporter says.

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Under Islamic law, a person can be sentenced to death by stoning if convicted of homosexuality.

It is also illegal to have gay sex in Nigeria, according to its secular laws.

Read more at www.bbc.co.uk

Nigerian Government is promoting hate against LGBT people in Nigeria. It’s not recommended to travel to Nigeria if you are a LGBT person.

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