Retrieved 20 March Human Rights Watch interviewed 73 Nigerians who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender LGBT as well as representatives of 15 Nigeria-based non-governmental organizations. The beating would last for maybe 30 minutes or more.
Section provides that a male person who dresses or 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". The guys I was detained with also had wounds and some got stomach ulcers because we were not getting meals.
Gay rights activists have expressed fears about Nigeria's tightening of laws against homosexuals. Limited to residency rights for foreign spouses of EU citizens. Sign up for Breaking News Alerts Be in the know.
Please give now to support our work. Common-law marriage Israel 6. Whether he will approve it remains unclear, and both the United States and the United Kingdom raised concerns over a measure that could put foreign funding for AIDS and HIV outreach programs in jeopardy.
Ben described the incident on that particular day:. The heated public debate and heightened media interest in the law have made homosexuality more visible and LGBT people even more vulnerable than they already were. Nigeria accounts for 2. The offender cannot be arrested without a warrant.
NACA emphasizes that targeting these groups will be beneficial to reversing the spread of the epidemic in Nigeria.
The Constitution further provides that persons arrested or detained must be informed within 24 hours of the reasons for arrest and detention, and brought before a court within a reasonable time. Members of the public who participated in mob violence are believed to have been motivated by the enactment of the SSMPA.
Life in prison.