Blasphemy: Foreign activists offer themselves for freedom of Kano teenager

Blasphemy: Foreign activists offer themselves for freedom of Kano teenager

- Umar Farouq, the embattled Kano teenager accused of blasphemy, is now getting international help for his release

- Activists from across the world like Piotr Cywinski have spoken up for 13-year-old

- Cywinski has expressed willingness and readiness to be jailed in a Nigerian prison on behalf of Farouq

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International human rights activists have risen and spoken out on behalf of a Kano teenager accused of blasphemy and is now in danger of being sentenced to death for using a negative expression on Allah.

Among those who have lent their voices for the youth, Umar Farouq, is Piotr Cywinski, the director of Auschwitz Memorial in Poland.

Blasphemy: Foreign activists offer themselves for freedom of Kano teenager
Piotr Cywinski and President Buhari (Photo credit: TheCable)
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Cywinski bravely tweeted that he and other activists around the world are willing and ready to be jailed in a Nigerian prison in place of Farouq, a 13-year-old boy.

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In a personal message to President Muhammdu Buhari, Cywinski noted he is set to do this if the Nigerian leader cannot bring about Farouq's release.

The German national said that he and other like minds will allow themselves to be imprisoned in Nigeria for 120 months to pay for Farouq's sin.

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Even more, Cywinski promised that he will sponsor the boy's education as thus save a life and eventually give Nigeria a well-schooled youth.

He tweeted:

“I wish to request the pardon of this 13-year-old boy. Regardless of what he said, he cannot be treated as fully aware and responsible, given his age.
“If it turns out that the words of this child absolutely require 120 months of imprisonment, and even you are not able to change that, I suggest that in place of the child, 120 adult volunteers from all over the world, gathered by us myself personally among them should each serve a month in a Nigerian prison.

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“If you agree to grant clemency, or to the above proposal in lieu of punishment, I will make an attempt to provide financial help for the boy’s proper education. This way, instead of a destroyed young man, Nigeria will gain an aware and educated young citizen."

Meanwhile, the Kano state council of Friday mosque Imams had urged Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to sign the death warrant of 22-year-old Yahaya Sharif-Aminu who was sentenced to death by a sharia court for alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad.

The Nation newspaper, citing the Kano Focus, reported that the council commended the Upper Shari’a court for passing the death sentence on the musician.

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