Thursday, September 17, 2020

UNICEF tackles Kano over 13 year-old jailed for blasphemy


 UNICEF has expressed deep concern over the jailing of a 13 year-old boy by a Sharia court in Kano.

The boy, identified as Omar Farouk, was sentenced to 10 years in jail, by the same court that sentenced to death the singer, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu for the same offence.

The boy’s case only came to light last week and lawyers who are trying to get him freed have been denied access to him.

UNICEF has asked that the sentence be reversed immediately.

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