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Sarimu Mohammed Mallam Ado Baranda
Nigeria

55 years old

 Sentenced to death by stoning

19/08/03 Court overturns death sentence (stoning) to Sarimu Mohamed.

 


His story

Sarimu was sentenced to death by stoning on May 8th 2002 by an Islamic court in the village of Baranda, inside the Nigerian state of Jigawa. He was accused of raping a nine-year old girl. Afterwards the man, father of two children, appealed to the court of Dutse (the main town of Jigawa state), saying he was forced to confess that crime by the violence of the policemen. Besides his lawyer has claimed the mental insanity on him and denounced that Sarimu was not given enough time to defend himself during the trial. His appeal hearing is set on July, 17th 2003.

 

The appeal to save Sarimu 

The Community of Sant'Egidio invites everybody to share its appeal aiming to spare Sarimu's life from a death sentence by stoning, sending the following statement to the competent authorities of Nigeria, as it occurred in the past, by fax or e-mail.

 

URGENT APPEAL BROUGHT IN BY THE COMMUNITY OF SANT'EGIDIO TO SAVE THE LIFE OF SARIMU MOHAMMED ALLAM ADO BARANDA, SENTENCED TO DEATH BY STONING

 Your Excellencies

 We are writing to express our deep concern over a ruling issued by the Islamic court of Baranda that sentenced to death by stoning Mr. Sarimu Mohammed Mallam Ado Baranda. 

We urge you to intervene on his behalf to prevent this cruel and inhuman punishment from being meted out against him. We implore you to ensure that this cruel and inhuman sentence is not carried out.

 Respectfully Yours

 (signature and date)

 

You can send the following petition to the Nigerian Authorities (using the E-mail of the President of the Republic [email protected]    or [email protected] ) or by means of the 

 

Embassies of Nigeria in your country,  fax or  e-mail and also c.c. to some Nigerian newpapers:

The Comet  E-mail: [email protected] 

This Day E-mail: [email protected]

 

Ambasciata della Repubblica di Nigeria presso lo Stato Italiano

Via Orazio 18 – 00193 Roma - fax: 06.6832528 - E-mail: [email protected]

Rappresentanza diplomatica della Nigeria presso l'Unione Europea:

NIGÉRIA  (RÉPUBLIQUE FÉDÉRALE DU NIGÉRIA)

Chancellerie diplomatique:

av. de Tervuren 288

B-1150 Bruxelles

Tel.: +32-2 762 52 00 - 762 98 47

Fax: +32-2 762 37 63

 

AMBASCIATA NIGERIANA PRESSO GLI STATI UNITI

NIGERIAN EMBASSY WASHINGTON, DC CONTACTS:

Ambassador

His Excellency, Professor Jibril M. Aminu

Tel: (202) 986-8414; Fax: (202) 986-8449

[email protected]

 

rappresentanza permanente presso le N.U.

Nigeria - Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations

828 Second Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017

Telephone: (212) 953-9130, Telefax: (212) 697-1970

 

Mission permanente de la République fédérale du Nigéria auprès de l'Office des Nations Unies et des autres organisations internationales à Genève

Rue Richard Wagner 1

1211 Genève 2

Téléphone : 730 14 14, 730 14 15, 730 14 16

Télécopieur : 734 10 53

Courrier élect. : [email protected]