A judge in a Nigerian court has thrown out a case against 47 men charged with public displays of affection with members of the same sex, ending what had widely been seen as a test of the country’s laws banning homosexual relationships. Al Jazeera reports that the men were arrested in a police raid on a Lagos hotel in 2018. Police, who revealed their names in a televised press conference the day after the arrest, leading to them suffering stigmatisation, said the men were being initiated into a gay club, but the defendants insisted they were merely attending a birthday party.