Lagos - 11 men have been charged in an Islamic court for being homosexuals, the12th person arrested is a Christian and will be tried under secular laws, Vanguard reports.
According to Islamic laws if found guilty the 11 men will be sentenced to death by stoning.
President Goodluck Jonathan signed the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill into law on January 7. The new law criminalizes gay marriage, gay clubs and same-sex public affection, and proffers 14 years imprisonment for offenders.
Dorothy Aken’Ova, a rights activist said that 38 people in Bauchi were arrested last month for being suspected homosexuals
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