A Protest is scheduled to take place outside the Nigerian embassy in Lesson Park, Dublin, the capital of Ireland following the sentencing of three gay men to death.
The men who were tired by an Islamic Shaira Court in Bauchi State, Nigeria on June 30, have been sentenced to be executed by stoning.
This was disclosed by Gay Community News (GCN), Ireland’s longest-running lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) publication.
Recall that a Sharia court in Ningi, Bauchi, in northeastern Nigeria said the trio of Abdullahi Beti, 30, Kamilu Ya’u, 20, and Mal. Haruna, 70 — were arrested in the village of Gwada on June 14.
According to a report by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, William Rashidi, director of LGBTQ+ rights group Equality Triangle said, “This sentencing opens the door for more draconian judgments against LGBTQ persons. It’s a call for violence.”
He continued, “With this judgment, the times have been rolled back. (It) affects the very essence of freedom of expression and association. People have been given some sort of rights to attack, maim and violate LGBTQ+ persons.
“The three men were given 30 days from June 30, when they were sentenced, to appeal the decision.”
@Derek J Byren tweet “Help us get the Nigerian Government to overturn the decision of a Sharia Court to stone 3 men to death for being gay. Protest on Thursday 28th, 6pm at the Nigerian Embassy.”
Senator Tom Clonan also tweeted “Please Join @derekjourno & Myself at @DublinNigeria Embassy of Nigeria, 56, Leeson Park, Ranelagh at 6pm on Thursday to Protest against Sharia Court Sentence of ‘Death by Stoning’ of 3 men for the ‘Offence’ of being Gay. They had no legal representation & faced a Kangaroo ‘Court’.”