UK Sends Warning To Nigeria Over Death Sentence Inposed On Kano Musician On Blashphemy

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The United Kingdom has condemned Nigeria’s plan to executive Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, a Kano musician who was sentenced to death for blasphemy. A Sharia Court in Kano State sentenced Yahaya Sharif-Aminu to death after a song of his alleged to have blasphemed prophet Muhammad.

Kano State Sentences Singer To Death For Blasphemy Against Prophet Muhammad

The British Commission in Nigeria through its Senior Press and Public Affairs Officer, Christopher Ogunmodede, said that the musician has the right to express himself as allowed in a free society.“The United Kingdom is firmly committed to promoting and protecting the right to freedom of religion or belief around the world, and to being a strong voice internationally in defence of this fundamental right.

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