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53 men arrested in Nigeria for attending gay wedding

Posted in: International News
By Daily News staff - 20th April 2017

Police in Nigeria have arrested 53 young men who were celebrating a same-sex wedding.

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Arrested in the northern city of Zaria, the young men, who are mostly students, were charged with “belonging to a gang of unlawful society”, conspiracy and unlawful assembly.

Same-sex marriage is illegal in Nigeria, however many couples have informal ceremonies.

The men pleaded not guilty and were granted bail and will appear again 8 May.

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