Friday, January 17, 2014
Nigeria enacted legislation that makes any expression of support for same-sex relationships a crime punishable by many years in prison. Horrific stories are emerging from Nigeria about the witchhunt for gay persons. Many are being rounded up and reportedly tortured to divulge the names of other gay persons. Not since the Nazis has the world seen such an event where gays are rounded up. The legislation violates international human rights law as well as protections under the Nigerian Constitution.