Auschwitz museum head fights for imprisoned Nigerian teen | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW

Thirteen-year-old Omar Farouq faces the prospect of spending his youth in prison in Nigeria after a Shariah court in the northern city of Kano found that he had used blasphemy during…

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Story of concern for Nigerian boy jailed for blasphemy offers hope, despite lackluster reporting — GetReligion

Why, I thought, write yet another post detailing news coverage of China’s miserable treatment of it’s ethnic religious minorities? Or coverage of how insular religious communities — such as ultra-Orthodox…

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Musician, 22, sentenced to death for ‘blasphemy’ by Sharia court in Nigeria after sharing ‘insulting’ song on WhatsApp

A MUSICIAN has been sentenced to death after being convicted of blasphemy for sharing a song in a WhatsApp group.  Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, 22, now faces hanging after his conviction under…

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Nigeria blasphemy: Auschwitz Memorial director offers to serve part of 13-year-old boy’s prison sentence

“I cannot remain indifferent to this disgraceful sentence for humanity,” wrote Piotr Cywinski, who is in charge of preserving the former Nazi Germany death camp, in an open letter Friday to…

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Nigeria: Blasphemy – Ebenezer Obey, Others Urge Ganduje Not to Sign Kano Singer’s Death Warrant

The Nigerian Music Industry Collective, which consists of legendary singer, Ebenezer Obey; and other heavyweights in the music industry like the President of Chocolate City record label, Audu Maikori; Obi…

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