TV News LIES

Friday, Aug 01st

Last update02:09:30 AM GMT

You are here News Human Rights Africa’s Gays Await Nighttime Door Knock as Crackdown Widens

Africa’s Gays Await Nighttime Door Knock as Crackdown Widens

E-mail Print PDF

Africa's gays live in fearWhen Ayo answered a knock at his door one evening last month, four Nigerian secret service officers barged in and found gay pornography on one of the phones and laptops he and six friends had in the apartment.

The officers announced they were taking everyone to jail for being gay. Ayo, 27, and four of his friends gained their freedom by bribing the police the equivalent of $600. Two others had no cash and spent three nights in detention.

Ayo, who’s gay, is sure they’ll be back. “I don’t want to be used as business for whenever police need money,” he said in the southern city of Ibadan, speaking on the condition that his full name wasn’t used for fear of further harassment. Oyo state police spokeswoman Olabisi Ilobanafor said no arrests were made.

While gay sex has been illegal in Nigeria since before its independence from the U.K. in 1960, President Goodluck Jonathan signed a law last month that bans gay groups, imposes a 14-year jail sentence for same-sex couples who live together and 10 years for people who make a “public show of same-sex amorous relationships.”

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


The lonely path of Israel’s military dissenters

military dissenterWhen 1st Sgt. A. received a second automated voice message from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF)...

Qatar World Cup stadium workers earn as little as 45p an hour

quatar migrantMigrant workers building the first stadium for Qatar's 2022 World Cup have been earning as little...

Cambodia court begins genocide trial of Khmer Rouge leaders

Khmer Rouge trialCambodia's UN-backed Khmer Rouge court has begun a second trial of two former regime leaders on...

US to conduct major study into female genital mutilation

FGM study The Obama administration is to carry out a major study into female genital mutilation, in an...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!