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UK, Amnesty International Kick Against Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law by manchy7531: 2:40pm On Dec 01, 2011
Britain, Amnesty International Berates Nigeria’s Anti Gay Law

Britain and Amnesty International, the world human right organization, have opposed the passing into law of the law against homosexuality in Nigeria with the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Andrew Lloyd, declaring that Britain would not condone

such an action against a set of people who have chosen to live their lives the way the liked.

Amnesty International has also asked President Goodluck Jonathan to use his veto power to throw away the bill since, according to them, it is anti-human right and not popularly accepted around the world.

The Senate had Tuesday passed a law banning the public practice of homosexuality with the bill it signed into law stipulating a 14-year jail term for anyone who goes ahead to marry same sex and another 10 syear for any accomplice or anyone who goes ahead to assist in the process leading to such marriage.

The Senate President, David Mark, had claimed that the practice was against his faith as a Christian and warned the West to desist from interfering in the law making process of the country, which to him, should be allowed to run its independence without interference. His statement was in reference to the threat by British Prime Minister, David Cameron, that the country may cease its aids to Nigeria if the bill was passed.

However, Lloyd, in reaction to the stand of the Senate said his country would not tolerate the action of the Senate. Speaking after a courtesy call on the Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, the British High Commissioner said though every country has a right to practice its cultural and religious beliefs, the laws punishing expression of one’s sexuality should not be a yardstick for reprimanding or changing such individuals.

"It is wrong to punish people for mere expression of their relationships or for choosing to become what they have chosen for themselves. Punishment is infringement upon their fundamental human rights and the Western countries would not condone the action," he said.

Amnesty International said it had called on the Nigerian government previously to stop going ahead with the bill, which is now expected to go before the House of Representatives for approval, after which the President would give his assent. The body described its punishment as harsh and an opposition to the basic rights and freedom of individuals.

The organisation's Director of the Africa Programme, Erwin van der Borght, who spoke on behalf of the body, said: "Nigeria’s House of Representatives should show leadership and uphold the rights of all in Nigeria by rejecting this reprehensible bill. If passed, this measure would target people on the basis of their identity, not merely their behaviour and put a wide range of people at risk of criminal sanctions for exercising basic rights and opposing discrimination based purely on a person’s actual or presumed sexual orientation or gender identity."

Amnesty International also raised concerns that individuals could face imprisonment based mere assumption of sexual orientation or gender identity, or as a result of allegations about their relationship status or consensual sexual conduct. It also said the action would frustrate Nigeria’s efforts to prevent HIV transmission since the law would further force homosexuals to continue to operate in secret.

"By aiming to single out and deprive the rights of one group of people, this bill threatens all Nigerians by violating the country’s Constitution and international human rights obligations. This bill would have a chilling effect on a range of civil society organisations and events while inciting hatred and violence against anyone suspected of practising same-sex relationships, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people," Erwin van der Borght


http://huhuonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3892:british-govt-amnesty-international-berates-nigeria-law-against-homosexuality&catid=103:more-news
Re: UK, Amnesty International Kick Against Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law by manchy7531: 2:41pm On Dec 01, 2011
I think this man is a mad dog, probably a gay! who is he to decide for us? if anybody can express his/her feelings then why are the refusing 10 of thousands Nigerians visa to the UK? I think the man needed to be incarcerated.
Re: UK, Amnesty International Kick Against Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law by Nobody: 2:50pm On Dec 01, 2011
Useless man.Who told him that the law of a sovereign state is subject to international law ? Nigeria can decide how it govern itself within her sovereign territory without any interfereence from any other state or body.The Nigerian constitution is supreme in Nigeria !

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Re: UK, Amnesty International Kick Against Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law by seanet02: 3:00pm On Dec 01, 2011
thunder go kill this ediot
Re: UK, Amnesty International Kick Against Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law by rdokoye: 3:15pm On Dec 01, 2011
manchy7531:

The British High commissioner to Nigerian in Dutse, Jigawa state, said that western countries will not tolerate Nigeria punishing man-lover people because of their intimate orientation,

It is wrong to punish people for mere expression of their relationships or for choosing to become what they have chosen for themselves. Punishment is infringement upon their fundamental human rights and the western countries would not condone the action,”- UK High Commissioner, Andrew Lloyd discussing with Governor Sule Lamido,

What do you think?

Someone tell him the British Empire is no more.
Re: UK, Amnesty International Kick Against Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law by Nobody: 3:18pm On Dec 01, 2011
All this one una de shout here. Pray †ђξ idiot in charge does not buckle under pressure and refuse to sign it.
Re: UK, Amnesty International Kick Against Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law by Demdem(m): 3:38pm On Dec 01, 2011
I think this ambassador should be expelled. He is fast becoming a security threat.
Re: UK, Amnesty International Kick Against Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law by Nobody: 4:17pm On Dec 01, 2011
All this oyibo self with crazy talks, best solution, he can give any naija gay visa to go and practice that in UK, otherwise he should shut up
Re: UK, Amnesty International Kick Against Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law by OAM4J: 4:21pm On Dec 01, 2011
They should mind their business. Has Nigerian ever dictated to them what law they should make or shouldn't make?

If they want to help, the ambassador and his men should Bleep all the gays in the ass and afterward extend visas to them and carry them away forever, Nigeria don't want and wont miss them.

Nonsense!  angry
Re: UK, Amnesty International Kick Against Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law by begwong: 4:21pm On Dec 01, 2011
Colonial Masters,Una don Kolo ba? Abi una see GEJ resemble Lord Luggard? tongue tongue
Re: UK, Amnesty International Kick Against Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law by executinal(m): 4:29pm On Dec 01, 2011
manchy7531:

Britain, Amnesty International Berates Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law

Britain and Amnesty International, the world human right organization, have opposed the passing into law of the law against homosexuality in Nigeria with the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Andrew Lloyd, declaring that Britain would not condone

such an action against a set of people who have chosen to live their lives the way the liked.

Amnesty International has also asked President Goodluck Jonathan to use his veto power to throw away the bill since, according to them, it is anti-human right and not popularly accepted around the world.

The Senate had Tuesday passed a law banning the public practice of homosexuality with the bill it signed into law stipulating a 14-year jail term for anyone who goes ahead to marry same sex and another 10 syear for any accomplice or anyone who goes ahead to assist in the process leading to such marriage.

The Senate President, David Mark, had claimed that the practice was against his faith as a Christian and warned the West to desist from interfering in the law making process of the country, which to him, should be allowed to run its independence without interference. His statement was in reference to the threat by British Prime Minister, David Cameron, that the country may cease its aids to Nigeria if the bill was passed.

However, Lloyd, in reaction to the stand of the Senate said his country would not tolerate the action of the Senate. Speaking after a courtesy call on the Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, the British High Commissioner said though every country has a right to practice its cultural and religious beliefs, the laws punishing expression of one’s sexuality should not be a yardstick for reprimanding or changing such individuals.

"It is wrong to punish people for mere expression of their relationships or for choosing to become what they have chosen for themselves. Punishment is infringement upon their fundamental human rights and the Western countries would not condone the action," he said.

Amnesty International said it had called on the Nigerian government previously to stop going ahead with the bill, which is now expected to go before the House of Representatives for approval, after which the President would give his assent. The body described its punishment as harsh and an opposition to the basic rights and freedom of individuals.

The organisation's Director of the Africa Programme, Erwin van der Borght, who spoke on behalf of the body, said: "Nigeria’s House of Representatives should show leadership and uphold the rights of all in Nigeria by rejecting this reprehensible bill. If passed, this measure would target people on the basis of their identity, not merely their behaviour and put a wide range of people at risk of criminal sanctions for exercising basic rights and opposing discrimination based purely on a person’s actual or presumed intimate orientation or gender identity."

Amnesty International also raised concerns that individuals could face imprisonment based mere assumption of intimate orientation or gender identity, or as a result of allegations about their relationship status or consensual intimate conduct. It also said the action would frustrate Nigeria’s efforts to prevent HIV transmission since the law would further force homosexuals to continue to operate in secret.

"By aiming to single out and deprive the rights of one group of people, this bill threatens all Nigerians by violating the country’s Constitution and international human rights obligations. This bill would have a chilling effect on a range of civil society organisations and events while inciting hatred and violence against anyone suspected of practising same-sex relationships, including lady-loving-lady, man-lover, bisexual, and transgender people," Erwin van der Borght


http://huhuonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3892:british-govt-amnesty-international-berates-nigeria-law-against-homosexuality&catid=103:more-news
GOD purnish this Man, what nonses is this Man talking about here? He should tell Russia thesame thing and see the outcome the next day. I am sorry for Naija British still rule us till date, when can we be free from the hands of this idiots that never dream something good about my country. angry angry angry
Re: UK, Amnesty International Kick Against Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law by presido1: 4:33pm On Dec 01, 2011
odiaero:

All this oyibo self with crazy talks, best solution, he can give any naija man-lover visa to go and practice that in UK, otherwise he should shut up
Best solution indeed. Case closed.
Re: UK, Amnesty International Kick Against Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law by zeennurei(m): 4:35pm On Dec 01, 2011
@Manchy 7531 true talk
Re: UK, Amnesty International Kick Against Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law by UyiIredia(m): 4:40pm On Dec 01, 2011
@ topic >>> As expected. Mr Cameron's talk of withholding aids because of the bill carries no water. When the nation is ready for it pro-g@y laws may be passed. However, I don't think that's gonna be anytime soon.
Re: UK, Amnesty International Kick Against Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law by Funkymallam(m): 4:43pm On Dec 01, 2011
What does this man mean by 'they would not condone such' ?
Are they going to declare war on Nigeria?
Give them free ViSA jare and stop threatening us grin grin grin
Re: UK, Amnesty International Kick Against Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law by Nobody: 4:46pm On Dec 01, 2011
I'm proud of Nigeria for banned this homosexuality
Re: UK, Amnesty International Kick Against Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law by Bliss4Lyfe(f): 4:51pm On Dec 01, 2011
na today!

Now tell me Britain is not the problem with Nigeria. The same words by that fool could be used to justify paedophilia and ra.pe. I tire for this white man and his burden.

We want our family values safe guarded. Senators thank you for that small exercise of sovereignty and never bow to little men in NGOs.
Re: UK, Amnesty International Kick Against Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law by PointB: 4:56pm On Dec 01, 2011
Nigeria would not condone homosexuals, Britain would not condone Nigeria's stance. Who blink first?

In any case Britain is on her own, they should give free visa to all homosexuals if they condone them like many have suggested.
Re: UK, Amnesty International Kick Against Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law by ortopazz(m): 5:00pm On Dec 01, 2011
I DNT BLAME THE APOLIO STRICKEN FELLOW HE MUST BE SICK IN THE HEAD AND WHAT EVER GAVE SUCH RIGHT TO STAND ON A BLACK SOIL AND TALK SUCH NONSENSE.

HE IS SHORTSIGHTED AND CANT SEE BEYOND THE QUEEN RING, I THINK MEND WONT BE UNJUSTIFIED SHOULD THEY KIDNAPP AND MAKE HIM SEE WHAT IT IS LIKE TO TALK IN A COUNTRY THAT IS NOT YOURS.
Re: UK, Amnesty International Kick Against Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law by mikepeace(m): 5:03pm On Dec 01, 2011
This man is a MOTHER FUCKER, who does he think he is to tell Nigeria Government how to Govern this country, let him issue visas to all man-love man and girl -love girl so that they can migret to his evil God forsaking country and join others there.

Nonsense!
Re: UK, Amnesty International Kick Against Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law by ortopazz(m): 5:07pm On Dec 01, 2011
and I stand by what I see that some minded ones on NL have chosen the stance, if you dont like it, help them change citizenship and it will help purgate the nation of infidels and let normall humans stay.


I saw the gurl who wanted to fight for the rights of gays in nija o boys the chick bin make sense die, but wetin toto de give whia u know DICKSONSSSSSS cant give ?

I TIRE OOOOOOOOOOO
Re: UK, Amnesty International Kick Against Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law by VEE2010(m): 5:11pm On Dec 01, 2011
I'm begging to believe that, this guy is sick. We don't want to care about their "give-and-take" aid. They should keep their aid after all Nigeria is a sovereign state. If not for the fact that, we lack visionary leadership as a country, are we suppose to be relying on their so-called aid by this time? The only succeeded in Libya because, virtually every citizen of that country voted against the excesses of Gaddafi.  You want Nigeria Government to support what the 2 major religious group condemn in order to please a few idiots who feels they can have a misplaced satisfaction in "homolesbianism" God forbid. However, I have no confidence in this so-called group any longer. To hell with them!
Re: UK, Amnesty International Kick Against Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law by Nobody: 5:12pm On Dec 01, 2011
for making st.upid comments such as ''we will not condone, '' the senate should pass a resolution asking the president to show the idi0t of an ambassador the way out of the country!  angry
Re: UK, Amnesty International Kick Against Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law by mekaboy(m): 5:13pm On Dec 01, 2011
LOL, IF THEM SAY FREE VISA FOR HOMOSEXUALS, YOU GO SEE CROWD AT THE EMBASSY  grin grin grin grin
Re: UK, Amnesty International Kick Against Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law by kholis(m): 5:15pm On Dec 01, 2011
UK sees herself as the world president and can interfere with the law making process of Nigeria but can never allow Nigeria to interfere with theirs. This is a calculated insult if our leaders should see it that way. Sometimes I am tempted to believe that the anger of the Arabs against the west(UK & US) is sustainable.
Re: UK, Amnesty International Kick Against Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law by ortopazz(m): 5:17pm On Dec 01, 2011
and kudos to DAVID MARK, when i watched him passing the final judgement he stated clearly that 'no country should interfere with NIGERIAN  LAWS that after all WE DONT INTERFERE IN OTHERS'



AND POINT TO REMEMBER WHEN THE BRITISH PREMIER LEAGUE BODY SAID THAT THEIR TEAMS SHOULD BE MADE OF MOSTLY ENGLISH PLAYERS ON THE FIELD, LAST TIME I CHECKED I THINK WE NIGERIA ARE THE LARGEST FOLLOWERS OF  THEIR  LEAGUE AND WE TALKED OF ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES YET THEY DINT LISTEN AND NOW WE PASS A LAW, A LAW,BILL FOR  OUR NATIONAL ASSEMBLY NOT WEMBLEY O!!!1 FEDERAL HOUSE, AND  IDIOTS WHAN COME PUT SAND, I FEEL THEY ARE INSHORT EVERY ENGLISH SUPPORTING THAT BILL IS RETARDLY STUPPPPID
Re: UK, Amnesty International Kick Against Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law by ortopazz(m): 5:20pm On Dec 01, 2011
this has finally sealed closed the dreams of sir elton john from coming to naija thatz if he ever nursed such hopes
Re: UK, Amnesty International Kick Against Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law by mikepeace(m): 5:21pm On Dec 01, 2011
mekaboy:

LOL, IF THEM SAY FREE VISA FOR HOMOSEXUALS, YOU GO SEE CROWD AT THE EMBASSY  grin grin grin grin

Na dat one go fit those idiots for dat their Embassy where they just extort money from Nigerians without giving them visa.

Hypocrists!
Re: UK, Amnesty International Kick Against Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law by Nobody: 5:34pm On Dec 01, 2011
To be sincere, most Nigerians lacked the ability to reason!
Re: UK, Amnesty International Kick Against Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law by roy4real(m): 5:37pm On Dec 01, 2011
I hv just discoverd that d western world now stand to justify soddom & gomorrah in the bible. Kudos to our senators, we don't want homosexuality. We can't let them destroy our most cherished family values, 'cos it is one of the few legacies our society has preserved for generations to come. May God forgive them.
Re: UK, Amnesty International Kick Against Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law by yme1(f): 5:39pm On Dec 01, 2011
This man should sharrap and let Nigeria be. ontop the corruption for naija dem wan add free access to man-lover law, na wa o  shocked
and GEJ better make use of his VETO power on improving security and not on peeps who decide to nyansh each other cry
Re: UK, Amnesty International Kick Against Nigeria’s Anti man-lover Law by mikepeace(m): 5:41pm On Dec 01, 2011
all4naija:

To be sincere, most Nigerians lacked the ability to reason!

PLEASE CAN U HELP US?

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