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Nigeria Arrests Gays Under Controversial New Lawi
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January 22, 2014 12:21 AM
Since President Goodluck Jonathan signed a popular anti-gay bill into law, hostility towards gays in Nigeria has continued to escalate. Activists say arrests are being made and they are hearing reports of mob violence. For VOA, Heather Murdock has more from Abuja.

Nigeria Arrests Gays Under Controversial New Law

Published January 21, 2014

Since President Goodluck Jonathan signed a popular anti-gay bill into law, hostility towards gays in Nigeria has continued to escalate. Activists say arrests are being made and they are hearing reports of mob violence. For VOA, Heather Murdock has more from Abuja.


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