Alleged gays in Nigeria beaten, fined

Nigerian anti-gay laws have dire consequences. Simply being accused of being gay is enough to warrant a beating and a fine. For those individuals who live under these conditions, simply being who you are is enough to be killed. Fortunately police intervened before a mob could lynch or stone these 4 young men. A judge “leniently” decided to limit their punishment to public lashing and a steep fine. This is a witch hunt, plain and simple.