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Sunday, January 22, 2017
Petition to save Nigerian woman from death by stoning
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 Human rights groups around the world are appealing for the death sentence on a woman in Nigeria to be lifted. The Nigerian supreme court recently upheld the death sentence on Amina, condemned for the crime of adultery, to be buried up to her neck and stoned to death. Her death has been postponed for one month so that she can continue to nurse her baby. The Spanish branch of Amnesty International, is attempting to put together enough signatures to make the Nigerian government rescind the death sentence. A similar campaign saved another Nigerian woman, Safiya, condemned in similar circumstances. Amnesty has set up a petition (in Spanish) calling for the sentence to be lifted. If you would like to sign - please click on: http://www.amnistiaporsafiya.org/ (Enter your first name (in the space marked "nombre"), last name ("apellidos"), state or province ("provincia"), and country. {UK is Reino Unido} Then click on "Seguir" and go to the second page. There you have the option of entering your email address if you wish to receive follow-up information.) In any case, be sure then to click on "aceptar" to have your name added to the petition/list.
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