Nigeria: Condemnation of Sharia punishments
The federal government of Nigeria has declared that the strict implementation of Sharia law is illegal under the country's constitution.
The BBC reports that Justice Minister Godwin Agabi has written in a letter to northern states "A Muslim should not be subjected to a punishment more severe than would be imposed on other Nigerians for the same offence."
Submitted on Thu, 03/21/2002 - 01:00
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