UNICEF Condemns Sentencing 13-year-old Boy To 10 years Imprisonment For Blasphemy In Kano
The United Nations Youngsters’s Fund (UNICEF) has condemned the sentencing of 13-year-old Umar Farouq to 10 years in jail with menial labour for blasphemy.
Umar was handed the jail sentence by Aliyu Kanu, the identical decide who handed a demise sentence on Kano musician Yahaya Sharif-Aminu for blasphemy, after being discovered responsible of utilizing “disparaging language on Allah” throughout a disagreement along with his good friend.
Peter Hawkins, UNICEF consultant in Nigeria who launched a press release condemning the courtroom sentence, insisted that it contradicts the United Nations conference on the rights of the kid which Nigeria ratified in 1991. He additionally known as on the Kano state authorities to urgently reverse the sentencing.
The assertion learn;
“The sentencing of this baby –13-year-old Omar Farouk to 10 years in jail with menial labour is mistaken.
“It additionally negates all core underlying rules of kid rights and baby justice that Nigeria and by implication, Kano State has signed on to.
“The sentence is in contravention of the United Nations conference on the rights of the kid, which Nigeria ratified in 1991. Additionally it is a violation of the African constitution on the rights and welfare of the kid which Nigeria ratified in 2001, and Nigeria’s Baby Rights Act 2003, which domesticates Nigeria’s worldwide obligations to guard kids’s proper to life, survival and improvement.”