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Nigerian gay man gets 20 lashes for homosexual offences

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A man reportedly received 20 lashes after an Islamic court in the Nigerian northern city of Bauchi convicted him of homosexual offences. The man could have been stoned to death under Islamic law but it is said the Judge showed clemency. Earlier this month, President Goodluck Jonathan signed into law a bill which bans same-sex marriages, gay groups and shows of same-sex public affection. The new legislation applies throughout Nigeria. Read More: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-25765845 http://www.nigerianwatch.com/news/3642-police-begin-clampdown-on-gay-men-as-38-homosexuals-are-arrested-in-bauchi http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21594311-africas-most-populous-country-joins-anti-gay-brigade-glum-gays http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/top-five-african-countries-least-tolerant-gay-rights-1432630