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A year in jail for Nigeria's 'atheist with a cause'

Straits Times 20 Apr 2021
Eventually, she found out he had been taken to a prison in Kano, more than 200km away from where he was detained ... The police in Kano told AFP that Bala was not in their�custody and said the courts were in charge of the case ... The attorney-general of Kano state did not respond to several calls and messages seeking comment on the case.
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Nigerian teen jailed for blasphemy has sentence quashed

CNN 22 Jan 2021
(CNN)A Nigerian teen who was convicted in the northwest of the country of blasphemy has had his sentence overturned, his lawyer said Friday. The appellate division of the Kano State High Court set aside Omar Farouq's sentence on Thursday because he did not have legal representation at his first trial, his counsel Kola Alapinni told CNN.
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Nigerian appeals court throws out blasphemy convictions that caused outcry

Metro USA 21 Jan 2021
The two had been convicted in August by a sharia court in Nigeria’s northern, mainly Muslim state of Kano ... “Their lives will never be the same again,” said Kola Alapinni, a defence lawyer representing both defendants ... General view of a cross session of court workers facing lawyers during a hearing of a blasphemy case in Kano.
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Nigerian court acquits minor on appeal following blasphemy conviction

Metro USA 21 Jan 2021
In August, a sharia court in the northern city of Kano handed Omar Farouq the jail term following accusations that he made blasphemous comments in an argument ... Lawyers for the prosecution declined to comment in response to the rulings ... General view of a cross session of court workers facing lawyers during a hearing of a blasphemy case in Kano.
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Nigerian appeals court throws out sharia convictions after outcry

Business Day 21 Jan 2021
Kano —  A Nigerian court threw out two blasphemy convictions on Thursday that had caused an outcry, freeing a teenager from a 10-year prison sentence and ordering a new trial for a man sentenced to death. The two had been convicted in August by a sharia court in Nigeria's northern, mainly Muslim state of Kano.
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Nigerian court hears blasphemy conviction appeals in northern city Kano

Metro USA 26 Nov 2020
KANO, Nigeria ... A police member stands guard as lawyers sit for an appeal hearing about a blasphemy conviction, in northern Nigeria’s Kano state. Lawyers are pictured at a court for an appeal hearing about a blasphemy conviction, in northern Nigeria’s Kano state.
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Nigerian behind fake Buhari wedding video charged

Graphic 11 Nov 2020
A Nigerian man accused of creating and sharing a fake video of President Muhammadu Buhari marrying one of his female cabinet ministers has been charged in the northern Kano state.
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Auschwitz Memorial director offers to serve sentence for Nigeria 'blasphemy' boy

BBC News 25 Sep 2020
The boy was convicted by an Islamic court of making uncomplimentary remarks about God during an argument with a friend in Kano state in August. The boy's lawyer later appealed against the sentence, saying it violated children's rights and Nigeria's constitution ... By Mansur Abubakar, BBC News, Kano.
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