Nigeria + Women + Islam = Death !

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posted on Nov, 14 2002 @ 04:32 AM
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Nigeria: Death by stoning upheld in the case of Amina Lawal


Amnesty International is gravely concerned at today's decision by a Sharia court of appeal in Funtua in Katsina State, Nigeria, to uphold the sentence of death by stoning imposed on Amina Lawal, a young Nigerian woman who is alleged to have had a child out of wedlock.

"This judgement is incompatible with the Nigerian constitution and also with Nigeria's legal obligations under international human rights law and the African Charter for Human and People Rights," the organization said, adding that "the practice of stoning to death is the ultimate form of torture or cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment prohibited by both the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the Convention against Torture."

web.amnesty.org...\WOMEN




posted on Nov, 14 2002 @ 09:43 AM
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news.bbc.co.uk...

More than 80 contestants have arrived in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, reassured by the federal government's promise that they will intervene if necessary to save the life of a Muslim woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery



posted on Nov, 14 2002 @ 10:22 AM
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The government has stepped in to stop the stoning, as I understand it.



posted on Nov, 15 2002 @ 12:00 AM
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I hope for her. Anyway, there is a problem. She didn't have to be jailed !






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