Save A Nigerian Singer On Death Row For Blasphemy

At Atheist Alliance International, we are taking direct action. We have secured a team of very experienced lawyers in Nigeria who will lodge an appeal on behalf of Mr. Sharif-Aminu. For safety reasons, the team is located outside of Kano state. The odds will be stacked against us. We will not be able to speak with the client in advance of preparing the appeal and, from previous experience in Nigeria, we cannot bank on obtaining certified proceedings of the court case before the appeal expiry date.

But the alternative is to do nothing and let Kano State hang Mr. Sharif-Aminu. We will not let that happen whilst we have the breath to fight.

Some people may wonder why we are intervening in this case. We are known for helping atheists at risk but Mr. Sharif-Aminu is a Muslim. The reason is simple, blasphemy laws are a foul stain on human-kind. They violate the human right to free expression and they give encouragement to fanatics who seek to use violence to protect their religious beliefs. They are a charter for mob rule. For as long as there are blasphemy laws no one is safe. On top of all that, blasphemy laws are entirely unnecessary—as shown by hundreds of countries that manage perfectly well without them. Until the world is free of these vile laws, AAI will do its best to stand up for the victims whatever their religious beliefs.

You know this appeal will cost money in fees and expenses. Please help us with this. We will do everything in our power to save Yahaya’s life, we have 22 days left to lodge our appeal.

Do not stand idly by and let this innocent man be put to death for a song, Let's show the world that atheists care about the human rights of every human  being, regardless of their beliefs.

Please donate now to save Yahaya!

If you cannot afford to donate, please share this important fundraiser and help Atheist Alliance International save a moderate Muslim whose only crime was offending radical Muslims. 


Sincerely,

Michael Sherlock
Executive Director of Atheist Alliance International 



Read more about Yahaya's case:


Sharif Yahya Aminu: ‘I’m ready to sign death warrant against singer for blasphemy’ – Ganduje

https://dailypost.ng/2020/08/27/sharif-yahya-aminu-im-ready-to-sign-death-warrant-against-singer-for-blasphemy-ganduje/?fbclid=IwAR2PwMSQrNYDQlsndakNSJpbLQhIfE0JACvxGU_X6Z8TGB6K5DWnE46E98c



BBC
Nigerian singer sentenced to death for blasphemy in Kano state:
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-53726256


WASHINGTON POST
Nigeria singer sentenced to death in north for blasphemy:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/nigeria-singer-sentenced-to-death-in-north-for-blasphemy/2020/08/11/deec2434-dbd2-11ea-b4f1-25b762cdbbf4_story.html

ABC 
Nigeria singer sentenced to death in north for blasphemy:
https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/nigeria-singer-sentenced-death-north-blasphemy-72303843

Deutsche Welle News
Nigeria's blasphemy cases in focus:
https://www.dw.com/en/nigerias-blasphemy-cases-in-focus/a-54529075



More information about Atheist Alliance International: Atheist Alliance International works toward a secular world where public policy, scientific inquiry, and education are not influenced by religious beliefs, but based upon sound reasoning, rationality and evidence, and where individuals who lack religious beliefs enjoy free speech, freedom of association and freedom to participate openly in public life.

www.atheistalliance.org

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