Last edited: July 10, 2005


Nigeria

  • Statute: Chapter 42, section 214/Sharia law
  • Penalty: 14 years in prison/Death by stoning
  • Restrictions:

Chapter 42 of the criminal code, section 214, states that any person who
"has carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature" or "permits
a male person to have carnal knowledge of him or her against the order of
nature is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for fourteen years."

Introduction of Islamic Sharia law in some northern states has lead to death by stoning. 


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