Nigerian gays arrested at an HIV awareness event

More than 40 men were arrested at an HIV awareness event in Lagos, Nigeria over the weekend “for performing homosexual acts”, according to local police.
The arrested people are due to appear in court.

Homosexual acts are punishable by up to 14 years in jail in Nigeria, while gay marriage and displays of same-sex affection are also banned.

Some parts of Nigeria are under Sharia law where gay people face the death penalty.

Nigeria is a Commonwealth country with a population of around 170 million people.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-40774930

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