The Guardian August 13, 2003


Urgent petition

The Nigerian Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for Amina 
Lawal, condemned for the crime of adultery on August 19 2002, to be buried 
up to her neck and stoned to death. Her death was postponed so that she 
could continue to nurse her baby.

Hearing on her Execution is now set for August 27, 2003. If you haven't 
been following this case, you might like to know that Amina's baby is 
regarded as the "evidence" of her adultery.

Amina's case is being handled by the Spanish branch of Amnesty 
International, which is attempting to put together enough signatures to 
make the Nigerian Government rescind the death sentence.

A similar campaign saved another Nigerian woman, Safiya, condemned in 
similar circumstances. By March 4 the petition had amassed over 2,600,000 
signatures.

It will only take you a few seconds to sign Amnesty's online petition. 
Please sign the petition now, then copy this message into a new email and 
send it to everyone in your address book.

Go to the web page http://www.amnesty.org.au/e-card/petition.asp

Thanks for reading this. Please take the time to sign the petition.


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