Who We Are

The Foundation for Religious Freedom is a non-profit organisation that believes religious freedom is a key to a more stable, harmonious and prosperous Nigeria.


What We Do

We promote religious tolerance and respect for human rights, the Nigerian Constitution and secular laws. We campaign to help people whose liberty or lives are at risk because of religious intolerance. In some cases, we use the law courts to protect people whose rights have been denied. 


Yahaya Sharif-Aminu’s Death Sentence Appealed

On Thursday, September 3, lawyer Kola Alapinni, who is an FRF Trustee, filed an appeal against the death sentence imposed on Sharif-Aminu. Judge Khadi Aliyu Muhammad Kani, issued the penalty at  an Upper Shariah Court in Kano State. Sharif-Aminu had been charged with blasphemy.

13-year-old Umar Farouk’s incarceration for blasphemy appealed

On Monday September 7, the Foundation for Religious Freedom filed an appeal at the Kano Division High Court on behalf of 13-year-old Umar Farouk. On August 10, 2020, this child was sentenced to 10 years with menial labour for blasphemy. The offence occurred during an argument with a friend when Umar allegedly mentioned God in a way that was considered offensive.