Stop the execution of Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, 22 from Kano Nigeria, accused of “blasphemy”

Stop the execution of Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, 22 from Kano Nigeria, accused of “blasphemy”

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Oludare Eshokeme James started this petition to Muhammadu Buhari and

A Sharia court in the state of Kano on Monday said it had found a 22-year-old musician, Yahaya Aminu Sharif, guilty of using derogatory expressions against the Prophet Mohammed in one of his songs and sentenced him to death by hanging.

Sharif had reportedly circulated the song on WhatsApp in March, prompting angry demonstrators to burn down his family house.

Media reports said that it wasn't immediately clear how the lyrics violated the local blasphemy law and Sharif may appeal the verdict.

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