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Nigeria: Halt homophobic witch-hunt under oppressive new law

Headline Title:  Nigeria: Halt homophobic witch-hunt under oppressive new law 15 January 2014 Nigeria must immediately release the more than 10 people already arrested under a deeply oppressive new law that runs roughshod over a range of human rights and discriminates based on real or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity, Amnesty International said. The arrests have been made in several Nigerian states such as Anambra, Enugu, Imo and Oyo states since Monday, when it was revealed that President Goodluck Jonathan had signed the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act into law.…

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