Boko Haram, the Killing of Christians and Terror In Nigeria – Now Government Targets Homosexuals


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Boko Haram, the Killing of Christians and Terror In Nigeria – Now Government Targets Homosexuals

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Question

Asked by Lord Alton of Liverpool

27 Jan 2014 : Column WA200

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports that homosexuals in Nigeria have been tortured by the authorities to obtain the names of other homosexuals following the enactment of laws criminalising homosexuality in that country.[HL4711]

The Senior Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government & Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Warsi) (Con): We are aware of reports that, following the Presidential assent of the Same Sex Marriage Bill on 7 January 2014, a number of men were arrested in Nigeria, having been accused of homosexual activity. We are seeking further detail from the Nigerian authorities.

The UK opposes the criminalisation of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and opposes any discrimination on the…

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