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Release 100 suspects arrested at gay wedding, Amnesty International tells police

Amnesty International has called for the immediate release of100 people arrested at a gay wedding in Delta State.

ThisNigeria reported that the Delta State Police Command nabbed the suspects during a gay wedding ceremony and said they would be paraded on Facebook Live.

Reacting to the arrest via its X handle, Amnesty International called for the immediate release of the suspects, while condemning the arrest.

“Amnesty International is calling on the Nigeria’s Delta state police command to immediately release the over 100 men, arrested and paraded to the media, over allegedly organizing gay marriage and put an immediate end to this witch-hunt.

“The arrests violate a range of human rights and discriminates based on real or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity.

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“In a society where corruption is rampant, the law banning same sex relationships is increasingly being used for harassment, extortion and blackmail of people by law enforcement officers and other members of the public. This is unacceptable.

“Delta state police command claimed, the men were arrested for allegedly planning same-sex marriage. It is mind-boggling that the mere act of dressing style, hair or sitting in a pair can assume criminal proportions.”

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