Sharia Court sentences 9 to death for ‘blasphemy’ in secret trial


An Upper Sharia Court, Rijiyar Lemo, in Kano, has sentenced nine persons: Abdul-Inyas, Hajiya Mairo and seven others to death for blasphemy against the Prophet of Islam.
The trial was conducted in secret, and details of its proceedings are yet to be made public, just as the name of the judge who conducted the trial is also being kept secret.
The court initially said two people were convicted but a court official, who simply gave his name as Nasir (he declined to provide his full name) later said nine people were sentenced, but declined to provide the names of the seven others.
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Source:: New Mail