UK: Nigeria lesbian fleeing sharia court death sentence seeks asylum

A judge has adjourned court following an intense hearing of the highly publicized case of Aderonke Apata, a Nigerian lesbian fighting for asylum in the UK. The 47-year-old gay rights advocate and award-winner came to Britain from Nigeria in 2004 seeking asylum on religious grounds after her brother and 3-year-old son were murdered and she was sentenced to death.

Among their arguments prosecutors have denied her sexual identity, while her defense team has promised that she is ready to "debase herself to provide 'evidence' of a sexual nature." 

Protestors from around the world gathered in London to rally at the hearing. Just one petition calling for Apata's safety has over 230,000 signatures. Read More