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JAN 17, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Nigerian man whipped and fined for breaking gay laws

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - A 20-year-old Nigerian man was flogged in public and fined after being convicted of breaking Islamic law banning homosexuality, an official said on Friday. Mubarak Ibrahim received 20 lashes with a horse whip before a large crowd outside the Sharia court in the northern city of Bauchi on Thursday. "The court ordered that (he) be given 20 strokes and ordered him to pay a 5,000 naira ($30) fine," Alhassan Zakari, an official with the Bauchi state Sharia Commission, told AFP. The conviction came after it was confirmed earlier this week that Nigeria's ... Read More

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