UN Rights Experts Urge Nigeria to Lift Singer's Death Sentence

U.N. rights experts have asked Nigeria to release 22-year-old singer Yahaya Aminu Sharif, who was sentenced to death for an alleged blasphemous song. The singer was found guilty of using derogatory expressions against Prophet Mohammed in a song shared via WhatsApp in March 2020. The experts are calling for Sharif-Aminu's sentence to be overturned and for Nigerian authorities to guarantee his safety and follow due process while he appeals his conviction.   

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