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Last week, President Goodluck Jonathan signed an anti-gay bill into law that would make having a same-sex relationship punishable by 14 years in prison.
The threats to Aderonke's safety have never been expressed as vividly as they are now. If sent back to Nigeria, Aderonke will certainly face time in prison, if she is not killed first.
Asylum in the UK is her only hope.
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Aderonke is 46 years old, an open lesbian, and human rights advocate. For years she has been a victim of homophobic torture, persecution, and brutal arrest in Nigeria and now she is seeking asylum in Britain. As a woman dedicated to standing up for others, now we must stand up for her! Aderonke fled to Britain in 2004, after being forced into an arranged marriage in Nigeria to hide her…
When LGBT asylum seekers arrive in the UK, they are often fleeing persecution or death in their home countries. In the UK, the torture continues as these asylum seekers enter an abusive system where they are subjected to invasive interviews about their sexuality. Aderonke is just one of the hundreds who are subjected to this treatment. On March 28th, 2014, Home Secretary Theresa May ordered…
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