Nigerian Nursing Mom Execution Hearing Aug. 27??? Sign Amnesty's Petition. - Mothering Forums

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#1 of 4 Old 08-18-2003, 10:52 AM - Thread Starter
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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.


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.

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From the Amnesty International site :

After several adjournments, the hearing of Amina Lawal's appeal is due to take place on 27 August 2003 in her home state of Katsina, northern Nigeria. Amina Lawal and her lawyers are expected to be present at the hearing. The judicial process should follow its course if the quorum of judges is met this time.

Amnesty International continues to receive queries falsely claiming that Amina Lawal’s execution is imminent - before or on 27 August - and referring to Amnesty International as a source.

No execution of the sentence is due before or on that date.

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Done, with the clear understanding that it is her appeal that is supposed to occur on 27 August.

"What will you do once you know?"
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