Femi Falana Drags FG, Kano To African Commission Over Death Sentence On Kano Singer


The Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, on Sunday, September 13th, petitioned the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Banjul,

The Gambia over the death sentence on Kano singer Sharif Yahya Sharif.Falana is asking the Commission to exercise its mandates and authority under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and pursuant to the commission’s order 100(1) of the commission’s Rules of Procedure, 2020.Falana in the petition dated 8 September 2020, states: “I am writing to you on behalf of Sharif Yahya Sharif to ask the Commission to consider this request for provisional measures.

The request is submitted in conjunction with our communication on behalf of Sharif Yahya Sharif convicted and sentenced to death for blasphemy in Kano State of Nigeria.”


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