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Kano Atheist, Mubarak Bala Sentenced To 24 years Imprisonment For Blasphemy

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Bala, who’s the president of the Humanist Affiliation of Nigeria, was arrested at his house in Kaduna on April 28, 2020 and brought to Kano, the place complaints of blasphemy and incitement have been lodged towards him.

“Mubarak Bala, a preferred Kano-born atheist, has been handed a 24-year jail time period after pleading responsible to all of the 18-count costs levelled towards him.

Bala, who’s the president of the Humanist Affiliation of Nigeria, was arrested at his house in Kaduna on April 28, 2020 and brought to Kano, the place complaints of blasphemy and incitement have been lodged towards him.

He had earlier posted feedback important of Islam, Allah and Prophet Muhammad on Fb, inflicting outrage amongst Muslim.

Certainly one of his posts reads: “Faith shouldn’t be an individual, lengthy lifeless persons are lifeless, Gods don’t exist, so why concern evaluation & critique on works attributed to them?

There was marketing campaign for his launch or trial, with activists saying he was out of contact together with his spouse and lawyer.

Nevertheless, when he appeared earlier than Justice Farouk Lawan of Kano Excessive Court docket 4, Audu Bako Secretariat on Tuesday, April 5, Bala pleaded responsible to all the fees.

When the choose requested him whether or not he is aware of the implications of his responsible plea, Mr Bala insisted to not change his preliminary plea.

Mr Bala’s lawyer, James Ibor, had earlier tried to steer his consumer to alter his plea, however he insisted that he was responsible to costs.

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The lawyer nonetheless cited frustration and concern as causes for his consumer’s responsible plea, saying his consumer had been in jail for 2 years.

However Mr Bala, who appeared unruffled, raised his hand and advised the court docket that he was responsible as charged.

In his plea of leniency, Mr Bala nonetheless, stated the intent of his social media posts was to not trigger violence. He subsequently promised to not repeat the blasphemous posts in future.

Passing the sentence, Justice Lawan sentenced him to 24 years imprisonment.


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