Muslim Court in Nigeria sentences woman to death by stoning

ABC News Australia ( reports that a Muslim court from Nigeria sentenced a woman to death by stoning:

Nigerian court upholds woman's stoning sentence

An Islamic court in Nigeria has upheld the sentence of death by stoning imposed on a young Nigerian woman who gave birth to a child out of wedlock.

A cry of "Allahu Akbar", or "God is great", rang out in the courtroom when the judge ruled 30-year-old Amina Lawal be executed once she has weaned her eight-month-old daughter.

The Sharia court granted defence lawyers 30 days to appeal, which they have said they will do.

The young woman was escorted away in tears by her lawyers.

This is almost as bad as what happens in Saudi Arabia - see for example "Saudi Arabia cuts off hands of two thieves" and "Saudi Arabia finances Palestinian genocide bombers".

Posted by David Melle
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I am aghast at the way this young woman is treated. How can one life be taken because another is created? One can be exiled because of another's beliefs, but to put to death a mother who gives life to a child is unthinkable. I am horrified.

Posted by: Carole Stoker at November 6, 2002 03:58 PM


I agreee, basic human rights, Democracy and freedom seem to be incompatbile with Islamic regimes.

Just so you know, I followed up with another article on this issue - check it out at:

Help reverse Islamic court's sentencing of woman to death by stoning

Posted by: David Melle at November 6, 2002 04:07 PM

I am nigerian, and i am appalled that something like this can actually happen in a place i am from. It is embarassing and cruel. It just shows how backward and narrow minded the people are and obviosly the jusdges and prosecuting lawyers are oblivious to the term, justice.

Posted by: Nicole at August 18, 2005 09:31 AM

I find it odd how popular islam is in Africa, they must have forgot who the slave traders were!!!

Posted by: chris Edwards at March 29, 2006 03:56 AM

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