But his spokesman, Reuben Abati, told the AP on Monday night, "This is a law that is in line with the people's cultural and religious inclination. Department of State. Additional production assistance was provided by Fitzroy Hepkins and Jose Martinez. Retrieved 3 December In the state of Kaduna, the punishment for being convicted as a vagabond or as an incorrigible vagabond is ta'azir,  : page:which means "any punishment not provided for by way of hadd or qisas".
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Nigeria has the second largest HIV epidemic globally. Despite these research findings and dozens of statements from those directly affected and organizations that provide services to LGBT people, NACA continues to make official statements oblivious to the tangible climate of fear created by the passage of the SSMPA.
In reality, its scope is much wider. Gay men are so rich. Three police officers carrying whips would come into the cell once a day and beat us.
She dares not reveal her sexual orientation or gender identity to medical personnel in Ibadan for fear of being refused treatment. States under Shari'a law : Death Applies to persons who have consented to jurisdiction of Shari'a courts plus all Muslims States not under Shari'a law : 14 years' imprisonment.
Some Nigerian gays already have fled the country because of intolerance of their sexual persuasion, and more are considering leaving, if the new law is enforced, human rights activist Olumide Makanjuola said recently. The country does not allow or recognise LGBT rights. Findings from a quantitative cohort study designed to assess the impact of the law on health-seeking behavior confirmed the above-stated observations by UNAIDS and the Global Fund.
Law enforcement officials should stop all forms of abuse and violence against LGBT people, including arbitrary arrest and detention, torture in custody, and extortion, and without delay ensure that they are able to file criminal complaints against perpetrators.
The beating would last for maybe 30 minutes or more. Dependencies and other territories. Lawrence, a worker at a health organization in Abuja, expressed similar concerns.