Nigeria’s vicious LGBT “sanitizing”

Now Illegal Speech, From Nigerian Eye
Now Illegal Speech, From Nigerian Eye

Nigeria’s government has launched what may be one of the most vicious campaigns against its LGBT citizens since Nazi Germany’s Holocaust. Mobs demand deaths by stoning; judges pride themselves for compassion by “mere” whippings and imprisonments.  As the New York Times reports, a new Nigerian law  does not just  ban same-sex marriage but “goes significantly further, prescribing 10years in prison for those who ‘directly or indirectly’ make a ‘public show; of same-sex relationships. It also punishes anyone who participates in gay clubs and organizations, or who simply supports them, leading to broad international criticism of the sweep of the law.” The United Nations high commission for human rights, Navi Pillay, says “Rarely have I seen a piece of legislation that in so few paragraphs directly violates so many basic, universal human rights.”

Read the New York Times story

Read the statement by the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights

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