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BREAKING: We urge Nigerian authorities to immediately quash the death sentence by hanging for a Kano-based musician, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, for blaspheming against the Prophet Muhammad. This is a travesty of justice and amounts to violation of the right to freedom of expression.
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SERAP Aug 11
Replying to @SERAPNigeria
The sentence amounts to criminalization of the poor, as these vaguely worded blasphemy laws are typically used against the poor and those without political influence. Mr Sharif-Aminu was found guilty of committing blasphemy for a song he circulated via WhatsApp in March.
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SERAP Aug 11
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Authorities must quash all sentences for blasphemy and immediately and unconditionally release those imprisoned solely for exercising their constitutionally and internationally guaranteed right to freedom of expression.
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SERAP Aug 11
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Authorities must also urgently repeal blasphemy laws and bring them in conforming with the Nigerian Constitution of 1999 (as amended) and international human rights obligations including under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to which Nigeria is a party.
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SERAP Aug 11
Replying to @SERAPNigeria
Mr Sharif-Aminu must be immediately & unconditionally released. Nigerians have the right to live free from fear of unjust punishment. Blasphemy charges should never be brought against people simply for exercising their rights, including the right to freedom of expression.
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Vincent Ufuoma. Aug 11
unroll
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salma 🌻 Aug 11
The northern are quiet because hypocrisy over shadow the religion they practice.
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A.A.D Fta Aug 11
To hell with ur freedom of expression
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Ègbón Bàbá e #EndSarsNow Aug 11
He never said he is a legal student
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