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Umar Farouk’s new life begins

As previously reported, on January 25, our lawyers collected Umar Farouk from a courtroom in Kano after a judge set aside his blasphemy conviction. With a history of religious mob violence, it was ess...

Two European Fights For Secular Education

By Fotis Frangopoulos, AAI Secretary/Treasurer; and Jason Sylvester (Diogenes of Mayberry), AAI Blog Manager Ireland In the past decade, Ireland has made incredible strides towards a more secular soci...

Umar Farouk is FREE!

Today, prison guards escorted Umar Farouk to a Kano court where he was handed over to our lawyers. Sixteen-year-old* Umar had been found guilty of blasphemy in a Kano magistrates court on August 10 an...

AAI Executive Director Moves On

It is with great regret that I announce the resignation of Michael Sherlock from the position of Executive Director of Atheist Alliance International effective from today. Michael holds down two deman...

#NoVaticanStatehood

This week, a story emerged that the Archbishop of Cologne, had, with breath-taking cluelessness and audacity, asked reporters for their ‘absolute silence’ regarding a report of sexual abuse within his...

Release Zara Kay

Zara Kay, a Tanzanian-born, Australian citizen, founder of Faithless Hijabi and a well-known women’s rights activist, was summoned to the Dar-es-Salaam Oysterbay Police Station on 28 December 2020. Af...

Judge Orders Mubarak Bala’s Release

At the Abuja High Court today, Justice Inyang Ekpo, found that Mubarak Bala has been held illegally for more than seven months and ordered his immediate and unconditional release. Ekpo signed a releas...

Nigerian Court Fails to Deliver Mubarak Bala Judgment

The Pride of Nigeria There are two things Nigerians should be deeply proud of. The Federal Constitution, echoing the inspiring words found in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, defines and gua...

Open Letter to East Carolina University

Today, East Carolina University announced they are honoring Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the Governor of Kano State, Nigeria with a visiting professorship. Ganduje, you will remember, presided over the egr...