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The director of the Auschwitz Museum offers to sit in jail instead of a Nigerian boy convicted of blasphemy - Walla! news

2020-09-28T16:24:02.178Z

Piotr Tsibinski offered the Nigerian president a ten-year sentence along with 119 volunteers, replacing a 13-year-old who was sentenced for illicit remarks. "I can not remain indifferent to the trial, which is a disgrace to humanity," the principal wrote. The local government insisted that it respects the Sharia laws by which the boy was tried



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The director of the Auschwitz Museum offers to sit in jail instead of a Nigerian boy convicted of blasphemy

Piotr Tsibinski offered the Nigerian president a ten-year sentence along with 119 volunteers, replacing a 13-year-old who was sentenced for illicit remarks.

"I can not remain indifferent to the trial, which is a disgrace to humanity," the principal wrote.

The local government insisted that it respects the Sharia laws by which the boy was tried

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Monday, 28 September 2020, 19:15

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The director of the Auschwitz Museum in Poland, Piotr Czibinski, has approached Nigerian President Muhammadu Bohari with a proposal to serve part of a ten-year sentence handed down to a 13-year-old boy for sacrilege.

Tsibinski apologized to Omar Farouk, who was accused of making illicit remarks during an argument, and was tried under Sharia law in the northern Nigerian state of Kano last month.



If the pardon is not allowed, Tsibinsky said he and 119 other volunteers would take the boy's sentence, and would each spend a month in a Nigerian prison.



"As the director of a memorial site for the place where children were imprisoned and murdered, I can not remain indifferent to this sentence, which is a disgrace to humanity," he wrote in a letter to the president, posted on the museum's Twitter account.

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"Justice is a disgrace to humanity."

Tsibinsky (Photo: AP)

Two presidential spokesmen declined to comment on the unexpected intervention.

The administration has so far not responded to the lawsuit, which has been condemned by human rights organizations.

UNICEF Emergency Fund United Nations International Children made it clear last month that the trial "was not right" and went against international agreements which Nigeria is a signatory.



Special adviser to the governor of Kano said that he came across a letter to the social networks. "Kano government's position remains in accordance with the decision of the court The spokesman for the Kano authorities said that the president has the power to pardon the boy.

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Nigeria is almost equally divided between the predominantly Christian south and the Muslim north.

In 12 of the 36 countries that make up Nigeria, Sharia law applies.

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