Kano Appeal Court orders Yahaya to be retried for blasphemy On 10 August 2020, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu was convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to death by hanging by the Kano Upper Shariah Court sitting at Hausawa Filin Hockey.FRF appealed the conviction …
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Blasphemy laws are an anachronism that violate fundamental human rights, encourage intolerance and promote violence. They have no place in modern society.
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In an open-letter, we asked President Buhari to intervene in the case of Mubarak Bala who has been detained for 517 days without charge.
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One year ago today Mubarak Bala was arrested in Northern Nigeria because of a Facebook post. He has been detained without charges and without trial.
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Umar Farouk Safe at Last As previously reported, on January 25, our lawyers collected Umar Farouk from a courtroom in Kano after a judge set aside his blasphemy conviction. With Kano's history of mob violence, it was essential to keep …
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Umar Farouk is Free! Today, prison guards escorted Umar Farouk to a Kano court where he was handed over to our lawyers. Sixteen-year-old Umar had been found guilty of blasphemy in a Kano magistrates court on August 10 and was …
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The court decides Our lawyers were in court yesterday to hear the Appeal Court’s decision in the cases of Yahaya Shariff-Aminu and Umar Farouk. These two young men, 22 and 15 years old respectively, were accused of blasphemy and, in …
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In the Kano High Court, Nigeria our legal team argued appeals against blasphemy convictions for Yahaya Sharif-Aminu and Umar Farouk.
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Freedom of expression is a fundamental right that is a sign of a healthy society that promotes tolerance and diversity.
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