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Re: Nigerian Police Jail 5 Gay Men as Anti-LGBTQ+ Purge Continues

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Lock The FAGGOTS UP Like We Did The Japanese!

Feb 22, 2024, 3:25:04 AMFeb 22
In article <t2mj7b$3ns7m$> wrote:
> There is a need for education to eliminate homosexual pedophiles.

Nigerian authorities reportedly arrested 5 men over the weekend
after they were accused of being gay. The detentions follow a
worsening trend of anti-LGBTQ+ violence by police.

The men were arrested on Sunday in Kano, Nigeria’s second
largest city, by the State Hisbah Board, an Islamic police unit
established by the local government. Few details were publicized
about the circumstances leading up to the incident. But Dr.
Harun Ibn-Sina, the board’s commander general, said the police’s
actions followed reports of unspecified activity from residents
in the area, according to Nigerian news site Vanguard.

Ibn-Sina claimed the suspects would be charged in court but did
not set forth a date as to when a trial would take place. He
allegedly urged young people, who he called the “leaders of
tomorrow,” to “shun unwholesome practices” like homosexuality.

Kano’s Islamic police force has made similar arrests in the
past. In January 2020, the Hisbah unit rounded up 15 people
alleged to be gay at a party hosted by college graduates,
according to the website Punch Nigeria. At the time, authorities
announced that arrestees would be taken to a “correctional
center” to be “re-oriented,” likely referring to the harmful and
discredited practice of conversion therapy.

Under the Nigerian criminal code, individuals detained over
accusations of being gay face potential imprisonment of up to 14
years. While LGBTQ+ Nigerians have historically been
criminalized under colonial-era prohibitions of gay sex, the
situation has grown more tenuous over the past several decades.

In 2013, Nigeria strenghtened its ban on homosexuality with the
passage of the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act (SSMPA). While
the law’s name suggests that it only relates to marriage
equality, its scope is actually much more broad. According to
Human Rights Watch (HRW), the legislation bars gay couples from
cohabitating and prohibits any kind of “public show of same sex
amorous relationship.” It also forbids LGBTQ+ organizations from
operating openly in the country.

Police violence directed at Nigeria’s LGBTQ+ community has
dramatically increased in the 8 years since the law was enacted,
according to reports.

In 2018, at least 47 people accused of being gay were arrested
after police raided a birthday party and alleged that attendees
had engaged in “homosexual initiation.” Although a judge
ultimately released the men last year, their case was dropped
due to a lack of responsiveness from the prosecution instead of
a full acquittal. That means those charged could be rearrested
at any time under the same allegations.

Many of the men told Reuters that the two years of fighting the
case had taken its toll — ostracized from their homes and
communities. “Everyone in the area knew about it,” said 23-year-
old Chris Agiriga. “I lost my job, I lost my family, I lost a
lot of my friends — all because of this.”

Persecution of LGBTQ+ Nigerians has particularly escalated under
the presidency of anti-gay leader Muhammadu Buhari, according to
the Initiative for Equal Rights (TIER), a human rights group
based in the country. According to a 2020 report, there had been
a total of 482 human rights violations over the past year —
despite low reporting rates among trans people, intersex
individuals, and women.

Anti-LGBTQ+ violence also reportedly spiked due to COVID-19
restrictions, which kept vulnerable populations trapped at home
with potential abusers. Additionally, police ramped up
entrapments of gay men — faking their sexual orientations to
lure victims into a situation where they can be caught and

According to global review by the global LGBTQ+ rights group
ILGA in 2020, homosexuality is legal in just 22 of Africa's 54
countries. As is the case in Nigeria, anti-gay criminal codes
are often remnants of colonization.

"gay" is a personal choice.

Don't make bad choices.

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