Campaigns

International Blasphemy Day 2021

Today is International Blasphemy Day, a world-wide event introduced in 2009 by The Center for Inquiry. The date was chosen to coincide with the publication of drawings of Muhammad in the Danish newspa...

Mubarak Bala: One year illegally detained in Nigeria

Nigeria is truly fortunate to have a Federal Constitution that guarantees fundamental human rights. It also has Fundamental Rights Enforcement Rules designed to ensure “enhanced access to justic...

AAI-supported campaign for secular education in Greece

On February 15, 2021, the First Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) posted on its publicly accessible website the fact that it had notified the Government of Greece of the applicatio...

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...

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...

Blasphemy Sentences Appealed Today

Our lawyers were in court today to save Yahaya Sharif-Aminu's life. Details here.

Mubarak is Alive!

After the heartbreaking possibility that Mubarak Bala had been killed in prison, I am delighted to say, the email claiming his death was fake. He is alive and well and has been allowed to make some &#...

Has Mubarak Bala Been Killed?

Hass Mubarak Bala been killed? A source claims a fake autopsy is being carried out on him.

Two Nigerian Blasphemy Cases Appealed

We appeal two young Nigerians convicted of blasphemy. Latest news here.