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February 24, 2020
James Burutu (C), 25, who was celebrating his birthday when 57 Nigerian men were arrested on charges...
Lagos, Nigeria
The Wider Image: A police raid, viral videos and the broken lives of Nigerian gay law suspects
James Burutu (C), 25, who was celebrating his birthday when 57 Nigerian men were arrested on charges of public display of affection with members of the same sex, spends time with Chris Agiriga (L), 23, one of the men arrested at the party, at a local bar in Lagos, Nigeria, February 15, 2020. Burutu wasn't among those seized by police. He was still preparing for the party in a hotel room with friends when the raid took place. But even though he wasn't arrested, the raid also changed his life. He says he has been ostracised by relatives. "So many of my family members don't want to see me because of this issue," he said. Burutu and Agiriga became friends after the raid. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "NIGERIA LGBT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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