A friend of mine forwarded this e-mail. I signed the petition. I'm also printing and mailing it out.
|Please take the time to quickly read & sign the petition below.
Hearing on AMINA LAWAL SET TO BE STONED ON - 27 AUGUST 2003.
The Nigerian Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for Amina Lawal, condemned for the crime of adultery on August 19th 2002, to be buried up to her neck and stoned to death. Her death was postponed so that she could continue to nurse her baby. The hearing on her execution is now set for 27 AUGUST 2003. If you haven't been following this case, you might like to know that Amina's baby is regarded as the 'evidence'
of her adultery. Amina's case is being handled by the Spanish branch of Amnesty International, which 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. By March 4th the petition had amassed over 2,600,000 signatures. It will only take you a few seconds to sign Amnesty's online petition.
Once you sign it, copy this message into a new email and send it out.
Thank You. Time is of the essence.