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Yahaya Sharif-Aminu: AAI will Appeal his Death Sentence

On August 10, Judge Khadi Aliyu Muhammad Kani at the Upper Shariah Court in the Hausawa Filin Hockey area of Kano State, Nigeria, sentenced 22, year-old singer Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, to death by hanging...

Mubarak’s Wife Appeals to Nigerian Senate

Today marks a grim milestone. Mubarak Bala has been held by police in Kano State, Nigeria for 100 days without access to his lawyers or his family and without appearing in court. His whereabouts remai...

Kano Police Chief Rips up Court Order

By law, everyone detained by police in Nigeria has an absolute right to legal representation and to be charged within 48 hours or be released. Unless you are an atheist. And you are arrested in Islami...

Mrs Amina Mubarak Tells Her Story

Today, Mubarak Bala’s wife speaks publicly for the first time on the stress and pain of living without her husband and not knowing where he is or whether he is alive. We spoke to her live from N...

Mubarak Bala: Putting His Accuser To The Test

S.S. Umar & Co is a small legal practice operating from a modest office located at 328 Zoo Road, Kano in Northern Nigeria. The principal, one Salisu Salisu Umar, combines his legal work with prope...

Happy Birthday, My Brother, Mubarak Bala!

Mubarak, today is your birthday but I cannot talk to you. I don’t even know where you are and nor does your wife or your children or any of the people who love you and respect you. But we are thinking...

Mubarak—45 Days in Custody

It is now 45 days since Mubarak Bala was arrested on suspicion of blasphemy in Kaduna, Nigeria. Apart from a brief ‘phone call with his lawyer on April 29, and contrary to Mubarak’s guaran...

Safety First! / الأمان أولا / Utamakan-Keselamatan-Diri / নিরাপত্তা-প্রথম / La Sécurité D’abord / اول ایمنی / Önce Güvenlik / احتیاط سب سے پہلے

Available below in:  العربية / Bahasa (Indonesian & Melayu) / বাংলা / Français / فارسی / Türkçe / اردو Recently, AAI’s Atheist Support Network has received a number of requests from people in Isla...

Mubarak Bala Detention: 14-Day Update

Mubarak Bala, President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria, was arrested on April 28 in Kaduna, Northern Nigeria on blasphemy charges. He was in contact with his family and friends until he was pa...

Free Mubarak Bala!

Mubarak Bala, President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria has been arrested on a charge of blasphemy. He was arrested in Kaduna on Tuesday and held overnight. Yesterday, he was taken to Kano Stat...

Announcing The AAI Legal Aid Fund For Blasphemy

We live in a world where people have mapped the human genome. It’s been 51 years since human beings first walked on the moon. We, as a species, can even put a donated heart in someone and keep them al...

With Just A Door, Windows and Some Concrete, This New Humanist Classroom Will Be Ready

Over the past month, we’ve been raising money for the Kasese Humanist School in Uganda. All in all, we’ve raised just over $2000 so far. For the students at Kasese, this is enough money to make a mass...

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