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Sharia court sentences singer to death for blasphemy
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Sharia court sentences singer to death for blasphemy

A Sharia court in the state of Kano on Monday said it had found a 22-year-old musician, Yahaya Aminu Sharif, guilty of using derogatory expressions against the Prophet Mohammed in one of his songs and sentenced him to death by hanging. Sharif had reportedly circulated the song on WhatsApp in March, prompting angry demonstrators to burn down his family house. Media reports said that it wasn't immediately clear how the lyrics violated the local blasphemy law and Sharif may appeal the verdict.© Getty Abstract background music with vintage microphone and musicians Speaking to AFP, the spokesperson for the Kano region justice ministry, Baba-Jibo Ibrahim, said that Sharif had legal representation during the trial that went on for four months. The trial was reportedly held behin...
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