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  • Dale Parker Anderson
    International News Nigerian man sentenced to stoning for gay sex 1:38 PM July 9 A United Nations human rights expert has raised the alarm over the case of a
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      Nigerian man sentenced to stoning for gay sex
      1:38 PM July 9

      A United Nations human rights expert has raised the alarm over the
      case of a man in northern Nigeria who has been sentenced to death by
      stoning after admitting to homosexual sex.

      The UN special rapporteur on arbitrary executions, Philip Alston,
      has called for an immediate review of the entire process that led
      the man's death sentence under Islamic Sharia law.

      Mr Alston says the man, who is about 50-years-old, had been accused
      of having sex with a much younger man.

      He was acquitted of that charge.

      But after the judge asked him if he had previously had homosexual
      sex, the man said yes.

      The judge then sentenced him to be stoned to death.

      Ten Nigerian women have been sentenced to death by stoning for
      having sex outside of wedlock since Sharia was brought in; all
      created outcries and were overturned on appeal.

      -Reuters

      Source: Reuters
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