In the News:
AAI Obtains Freedom for Umar Farouk in Nigeria

Story from an email of Atheist Alliance International (AAI), 2021-02-09.

Umar Farouk leaving prison
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Umar Farouk leaving prison

Last week our lawyers in Nigeria succeeded in quashing two convictions for blasphemy in the Shariah State of Kano. The first was Yahaya Sharif-Aminu who had been sentenced to death; the second was Umar Farouk who, at the age of 16 years was sentenced to 10 years with menial labour. He is pictured leaving prison and on his way to a safe location.

We are delighted with these successes but can we use these cases to have blasphemy laws struck out as unconstitutional across the whole of Nigeria?

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