European Parliament condemns Nigerian speech laws which put “blasphemous” Whatsapp musician on death row

Kola Alipinni, Yahaya's lawyer standing with Sean Nelson and Kelsey Zorzi

In an urgency resolution the European Parliament has called for the release of Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, a young Nigerian musician sentenced to death under the blasphemy law of Kano state, northern Nigeria. The resolution “recalls that blasphemy laws are in clear breach calls of international human” and “contrary to the Nigerian Constitution which guarantees religious freedom and freedom of expression.

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Over 32,800 Petitioners Call on U.S. Government to Add Nigeria Back on Religious Freedom Watchlist

The removal of Nigeria from the U.S. State Department’s “Country of Political Concern” (CPC) list has led to the worsening of religious freedom abuses in the country. Petition calls on U.S. government to reinstate Nigeria—one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be a Christian—to upcoming State Department designation.

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