Nigerian Court of Appeal In Kano Reduces Bala’s 24-Year Blasphemy Sentence To Five Years

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A Court of Appeal in Kano State has reduced the 24-year sentence given to an atheist, Mubarak Bala to five years.

In April 2022, a Kano State High Court sitting in Audu Bako sentenced Bala, the President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria to 24 years imprisonment for committing blasphemy against Allah and Prophet Muhammad.

 

He made the headlines in 2020 when he was arrested at his residence in Kaduna over alleged blasphemy and incitement.

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