Shell Energy Entrepreneurs banner Yudala banner
Human Rights Commissioner condemns Nigeria’s anti-gay law

By News Express on 03/06/2013

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 4,335


BERLIN, Germany, June 3, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ On 30 May 2013, the Nigerian House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill to make same-sex marriage a criminal offence. The bill was proposed in 2011 and passed by the Senate in 2012. It still needs to be signed by President Goodluck Jonathan before it can enter into force.

Markus Löning, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy, issued the following statement on the matter in Berlin (31 May):

This legislation is in flagrant contradiction of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and of many other international conventions that Nigeria has ratified.

All people have the right to live free from persecution and discrimination. States have a duty to protect their citizens and organizations who stand up for rights.

I therefore appeal to President Goodluck Jonathan not to sign this bill into law.

Background

The bill is designed to make same-sex marriage punishable by up to 14 years in prison and envisages prison sentences of up to 10 years for those who set up gay organizations, including organizations working to protect homosexual people. It is also intended to make it possible to sentence anyone who witnesses or supports a marriage or organization to up to 10 years in jail.

Photo shows Speaker of Nigerian House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, under whose watch the law was passed.

Source News Express

Posted 03/06/2013 6:31:04 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

 

You may also like...
Armoured cars scandal: WE MAY ORDER ARREST OF...

Trial begins of nurse suspected of killing up...

Ekiti court acquits deputy speaker of contempt charge...

CAN calls for more prayers for Buhari; urges...

Lawyers demand cancellation of Benue council elections

Ekiti Govt. insists Federal agencies must buy state...

Is Magu a victim of conspiracy of the...

Princewill to youths: Steer clear of crime; it...

Rivers APC pleads for speedy execution of Calabar...

Bayelsa community sues oil giant in Italian court...

Niger Bridge closed as Anambra votes •INEC changes...

We did not sell crude to phantom companies...

 

Latest News BREAKING NEWS: EFCC Arraigns Justice Yinusa Over Corruption Allegations Senate Gives IGP 14 Days To Arrest Perpetrators Of Benue Attacks FCTA demolishes Patience Jonathan’s property Trump makes U-turn on ‘shithole’ comment Police Arrest Cleric With Human Parts In Lagos Malaria, malnutrition major killer of children under 5 years EFCC re-arraigns ex-FCT Minister, others over fraud House of Reps to probe fuel subsidy re-introduction Presidency Replies Bakare, Says Buhari’s Administration Is ‘On Course’ Court Adjourns Trial Of Ex-Abia Governor, Orji Kalu Crackdown fear weakens Bitcoin Man divorces wife after 44 years of marriage based on information received in his dream

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (314,432 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (303,539 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (243,747 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (200,894 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (189,635 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (178,884 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (155,170 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (139,070 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (135,810 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (124,113 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (121,240 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (118,683 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (33) Business (2,849) Business Verdict (32) Columnists (790) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (200) Entertainment (431) Features (541) Global Business Monitor (222) International (1,739) Interviews (139) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (100) News (31,936) Opinion (864) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,350) Religion (666) Sports (1,405) Stock Watch (25) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN Banner advert

CBN Words on marble

 

 

Thierry Henry in Lagos Nigeria

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!