As noted above, police in Ibadan arrested and detained 21 gay men after they found a bag of condoms that belonged to one of the guests. Browser extensions like these are a horrible idea. Even the applicant did not describe him [self] as a gay.
The police arrested 12 of the 24 people attending the meeting.
The organizations are registered as mainstream human rights groups with a mandate to work with the general population, since they are prohibited from registering as LGBT groups in Nigeria. Daniel, emphasizing that he believed he was tricked by Peter, described the incident, which he did not report to the police:.
The law increases stigma and discrimination which in turn hinders access to HIV treatment, services, and care. Clive, a gay man who lives in Abuja, told Human Rights Watch that since the law was passed, a lot of community members have gone back into hiding because of fear.
Tom, a gay man from Lagos, told Human Rights Watch that it has been very difficult for men who are effeminate. Abioye, a cleaner at a government office, said that police in Ibadan arrested him in June on his way home from work. Two laws passed in are noted as positive developments in the context of the protection of LGBT persons in Nigeria, in the event that they are effectively implemented and without discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Such violations include torture, sexual violence, arbitrary detention, violations of due process rights, and extortion. All interviews conducted in person were held in secure locations identified by the interviewee. If you thought Sherlock Holmes was cool, just wait until you hear about his badass younger sister.
While existing legislation already criminalizes consensual same-sex conduct in Nigeria, the report found that the SSMPA, in many ways, officially authorizes abuses against LGBT people, effectively making a bad situation worse. On the basis of extensive media reports and consultations with LGBT groups, it became clear that the enactment of the SSMPA was immediately followed by high levels of violence, including mob attacks, arbitrary arrests, and detention and extortion against LGBT people by some police officers and members of the public.
Big security risk. We did not have a lawyer. Interviewees told Human Rights Watch that they had been humiliated, physically abused, and tortured by police while in police custody solely because they were suspected of being gay men. According to Hazel, one day in June , a lesbian, dressed in masculine clothing, was walking home from school when she was arrested, beaten, and detained by the police for two days.