The research was conducted following extensive consultations with Nigeria-based LGBT activists and organizations. March 24, The Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act also criminalizes homosexual clubs, associations and organizations, with penalties of up to 14 years in jail.
Interviews were conducted in English and without interpreters. Debbie pretended she was dead in order to save herself. Human Rights Watch research indicates that since Januarythere have been rising incidents of mob violence, with groups of people gathering together and acting with a common intent of committing acts of violence against persons based on their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.
Abdul further told Human Rights Watch that the attackers asked for names of other gay people in the state. Instead of sending me to the doctor right away, they brought out the bible and started preaching, telling me that I am bad because I am gay.
Even the applicant did not describe him [self] as a gay. No actual cases to date. But INCRESE's Aken'ova said that an outright veto was probably politically impossible for Jonathan; the legislation has passed overwhelmingly every time it has come up for a vote.
Sex acts between women are not mentioned specifically in the code, although it is arguable that the gender-neutral term "person" in Section of the code includes women.
Namespaces Article Talk. Harry, a gay man and peer educator from Lagos, told Human Rights that in Februaryhis year-old friend was stopped by the police in the street in Lagos. Articles 4 and 5 of the African Charter entitle every individual to respect of their life and the integrity of their person, and prohibit torture and other cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment.
Participants were all informed of the purpose of the interview and they provided their consent orally. While Human Rights Watch found no evidence that any individual has been prosecuted or sentenced under the SSMPA, the report concludes that its impact appears to be far-reaching and severe.
Ben described the incident on that particular day:. March 23,
Nigerians are pleased with it. Related Content October 20, News Release. Lesbians and gay men interviewed by Human Rights Watch said that the law has had an insidious effect on individual self-expression.