13 Aug '17, 1pm

Huge Success! Lesbian Activist Aderonke Apata Granted Asylum in UK

Huge Success! Lesbian Activist Aderonke Apata Granted Asylum in UK

Aderonke Apata has spent the last 13 years locked in a fierce legal battle to stay in the U.K. after she was forced to flee Nigeria and arrived in England in 2004. Arrested, Accused Of Adultery, Accused Of Witchcraft In this interview , she explains what happened when she began living with her girlfriend in Nigeria. “The wider society in Nigeria would always give us messages. Their message is usually that anybody that is attracted to the same sex is possessed by a demon.” Apata, who was previously married to a man, moved in with her girlfriend and, as she says, “got caught.” “I got arrested, accused of adultery. I was accused of witchcraft. I was tried in Sharia court.” Sentenced to death, with her husband murdered in an “honor killing,” and her daughter and ex-girlfriend also killed, Apata fled her native Nigeria. But arriving in the U.K., her ordeal continued. Persecuted...

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