UN condemns one year detention of Nigerian humanist Mubarak Bala

UN condemns one year detention of Nigerian humanist Mubarak Bala

The Guardian

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Prominent figure has been detained since April 2020 without charge and is accused of blasphemy

The United Nations has condemned Nigerian authorities for failing to release a prominent humanist accused of blasphemy, who has been detained for a year without charge.

Mubarak Bala, the president of the Humanist Association of Nigeria, was arrested at his home in Kaduna state on 28 April 2020 and taken to neighbouring Kano, where calls for action against him had been made by religious figures.

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