Nigeria

A letter from BAOBAB for Women's Human Rights, Lagos, Nigeria regarding the case of Amina Lawal.
Amina Lawal has had her appeal adjourned until 27 August 2003 as she seeks to overturn a conviction for adultery.
Des quantités impressionnantes de pétitions et des campagnes de lettres de protestation se sont mises en place autour du cas de Amina LAWAL (condamnée à être lapidée à mort pour adultère, en août 2002).
There has been a whole host of petitions and letter writing campaigns about Amina Lawal (sentenced to stoning to death for adultery in August 2002).
An appeal, due to begin in northern Nigeria for Amina Lawal, a Muslim woman convicted of adultery and sentenced to death by stoning, has been postponed because the judges failed to turn up.
The Amina Lawal appeal came up at the Katsina State Court of Appeal on 23rd January, 2003 in Katsina.
Nigeria’s leading Islamic council, Jama'atu Nasril Islam, overruled the death sentence or fatwa passed on a local newspaper reporter for an article considered blasphemous by Muslims.
Ainsi que nous l'avons indiqué dans notre dernière mise à jour du 30 août, les avocats d'Amina Lawal ont immédiatement fait appel de la décision du 19 août qui la condamne à mort par lapidation.
Amina Lawal and Yahaya Mohammed were arraigned before the lower Sharia court, Bakori, on the 15th January 2002, on a charge of adultery.
A girl in Nigeria is taking her father to court for allegedly forcing her to marry against her wish, according to a Lagos-based newspaper.
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