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Omar Farouq, a 13-year-old boy has been jailed for 10 years for blasphemy by Kano Sharia court after he 'used foul language towards Allah during an argument'

Blasphemy, Arrest And Jail Sentence: Omar Farouq was sentenced by the Kano State Sharia Court at Feli Hockey, Kano, having been found guilty and convicted of blasphemy on August 10.

State Of Origin: Omar Farouq hails from Kano State, Nigeria.

Date Of Birth, Birthday, Age: Omar Farouq is 13 years old as at the time of his arrest, detention and jail sentence.

Family, Parents, Father, Mother: Omar Farouq family, siblings and parents are traumatized over the jail sentence.

Religion: Omar Farouq is a Muslim.

Save a Nigerian Child Sentenced to 10 Years Imprisonment for Blasphemy - Atheist Alliance International

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Atheist Alliance International is calling on everyone around the world to sign this important petition to save 13-year-old Umar Farouk from a 10-year prison sentence for blasphemy.

Umar has been sentenced in Kano, Northern Nigeria, after he allegedly "insulted Allah" in a heated argument with a friend. Umar was just 12 years old when he allegedly made the remark, but the judicial official of Kano’s Islamic Shariah Court, Ibrahim, sentenced the young boy in early August this year.

If you believe in human right,and children's rights, and you want to help this innocent child by raising awareness, please sign and share this petition!

No person deserves to go to prison for blasphemy, especially a child! 

UNICEF Reacts To Omar Farouq Sentence: UNICEF condemns imprisonment of 13-Year-Old  Omar Farouq for Blasphemy in Kano

UNICEF statement on sentencing of 13-year-old child to 10-years’ imprisonment with ‘menial labour’ for blasphemy

UNICEF today expressed deep concern about the sentencing of 13-year-old Omar Farouq to ten years’ imprisonment with menial labour by the Kano State Sharia Court at Feli Hockey, Kano, in northern Nigeria.

The sentence was handed down after he was convicted of blasphemy on 10 August 2020.

“The sentencing of this child - 13-year-old Omar Farouk - to 10 years in prison with menial labour is wrong,” said Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Representative in Nigeria. “It also negates all core underlying principles of child rights and child justice that Nigeria - and by implication, Kano State - has signed on to.”

The sentence is in contravention of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which Nigeria ratified in 1991. It is also a violation of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child - which Nigeria ratified in 2001 - and Nigeria’s Child Rights Act 2003, which domesticates Nigeria’s international obligations to protect children’s right to life, survival and development.

UNICEF called on the Nigerian Government and the Kano State Government to urgently review the case with a view to reversing the sentence.

UNICEF expressed appreciation of the strides recently made by the Kano State Government to pass the Kano State Child Protection Bill.

“This case further underlines the urgent need to accelerate the enactment of the Kano State Child Protection Bill so as to ensure that all children under 18, including  Omar Farouq are protected – and that all children in Kano are treated in accordance with child rights standards,” said Peter Hawkins.

UNICEF will continue to provide support the Nigerian Government and Kano State Government on child protection system strengthening, including justice sector reform, to ensure that states put in place child-sensitive measures to handle cases involving children. This includes adopting alternative measures, in line with international best practice, for the treatment of children alleged to have committed offences that does not involve detention or deprivation of family care.  

The child rights organization stressed the Government’s international obligations to ensure child-sensitive judicial measures for children who are alleged to have committed any offence. This should include ensuring quality legal representation and full implementation of child justice principles - all of which are geared towards reform, rehabilitation and reintegration of the child with their family and community.

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