Dozens More Arrests Reported in Nigeria Under Anti-Gay Law

More men have been arrested in Nigeria over the last two days in a 'witch hunt' inspired by President Jonathan Goodluck's signing of a law criminalizing gay unions, organizationss, and meetings.

The AP reports: Orazulike

Ifeanyi Kelly Orazulike, Executive Director of the Nigeria-based International Center for Advocacy on Right to Health, said Friday that over two days more than 30 people have been detained. He says 12 people have been arrested in Oyo state in the southwest, six in Imo state in the southeast, eight in central Abuja and six in Anambra state in the southeast.

Meanwhile, no updates from the U.S. State Department on this since John Kerry's statement of 'concern' shortly after the signing took place.

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Posted January 17, 2014 at 12:06pm ETC by Andy Towle
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