Mubarak Bala

Mubarak Bala: Two Years in Prison Today

Arrest Two years ago today, Mubarak Bala was at home in Kaduna finishing breakfast with his housemate when he heard loud and persistent banging on his front door. Fearing an emergency, he rushed to op...

Mubarak Was Not Charged with Blasphemy

Many people are under the misapprehension that Mubarak Bala was charged and convicted of blasphemy. We see some Muslims celebrating Mubarak’s sentence under the illusion that blasphemy laws have achie...

Mubarak Bala Sentenced

Some days come and go leaving a fading shadow in our minds. Other days, hit us like a jackammer and leave a deep impression that never fades. April 5, 2022, was one such day. After just shy of two yea...

Mubarak Bala Appears in Court

For the first time in the 21 months that he has been incarcerated, Mubarak Bala appeared in court yesterday. He was arrested following a frivolous complaint about a Facebook post on April 28, 2020. He...

Mubarak Bala Urgent Appeal

You can hardly have missed the case of Mubarak Bala. Mubarak is the President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria. Following complaints from a Muslim lawyer that he made posts on Facebook insulting...

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...

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...

Mubarak Bala: Best News for 24 Weeks

Mubarak Bala’s fundamental human rights enforcement case was finally heard in a high court in Abuja today—almost 24 weeks after it was first filed and 25 weeks after Mubarak was incarcerated. Mu...

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.

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