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UN human rights chief condemns Nigeria’s ‘draconian’ anti-gay law

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  1. Excellent! Goodluck Jonathan, are you listening? The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, no less, has publicly condemned your behaviour! Go stand in the corner and hang your head in shame, and then repeal your appalling homophobic legislation.

  2. Colin (Queenstown/London) 14 Jan, 8:05pm

    Delighted to hear the UN retorick but what actually are the UN going to do?

    Are they going to expel Nigeria from UN. Will they be asking for other bodies to stop funding projects in Nigeria. Will all charities stop funding to Nigeria. Does it have any teeth?

    Would be nice to hear other world countries responses and churches. (I won’t hold my breath)

    This is disgraceful and the churches involved should be named and shamed. Lives are at risk, freedoms removed. I want the main churches to condemn this on a world stage otherwise they are complicit. The see the underbelly of these cults.

    1. wait for it, i can see western world wide ban on officials from nigeria traveling to EU and US, NOT!!! one rule for iran and north korea another for nigeria and russia

  3. GulliverUK 14 Jan, 9:38pm

    Where is the condemnation from the Church of England, the Catholic churches in the UK and US, or The Pope? The silence is deafening. And if the UN take no action their words are worthless. But individual countries could a) cut all bilateral government aid (keep NGO-based aid), and b) close Nigerian embassies. If the UK government doesn’t act we must press them to do so.

  4. gulliveruk 14 Jan, 11:48pm

    Also, first and foremost all governments should issue an immediate travel warming to not travel to Nigeria, including any men or women who might be mistaken for being gay, or their allies or supporters. Second, this needs to be utterly ccondemned by the mainstream churches, and Muslims.

  5. The ONLY way to make disgusting, backward, religiously-inspired homophobic countries re-think their Neanderthal human rights legislation is to hit them in the pocket. It’s amazing how someone’s views on morality can undergo an almost instantaneous about-face when thier income is threatened. We should boycott Nigerian oil and Russian gas. The sooner we can find alternative and plentiful alterntive fuels, the better.

  6. So, obviously, no more diplomatic immunity for any member of the Nigerian government since they have committed genocide.

  7. Jay Hayes-Light 20 Jan, 7:06pm

    As an example of the fact that not all Christian organisations condemn LGBTI people and have nothing to say about what is happening in Africa, check out: http://changingattitude.org.uk/?s=africa

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