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11/12/2004 - Ruling to Stone Nigerian Woman to Death Overturned
A Nigerian Islamic Court has overturned the ruling of a lower court that sentenced a pregnant woman to death by stoning for committing adultery....

10/13/2004 - Two Women Sentenced To Death in Nigeria for Adultery
In a country where sharia (Islamic) law is spreading throughout the north and possibly outside of its borders, two Nigerian women have been sentenced to death by stoning for having sex out of wedlock....

9/28/2004 - Group Criticizes Islamic Law in Nigeria Citing Discriminatory Practices
Sharia (Islamic) courts in northern Nigeria impose discriminatory and harsh sentences and have failed to respect due process rights, according to a report just released by Human Rights Watch (HRW)....

9/25/2003 - Amina Lawal Wins Appeal Against Stoning
An Islamic appeals court overturned Amina Lawal's sentence of death by stoning for adultery....

8/28/2003 - Judgment in Lawal Case Due Sept. 25
A decision in the case involving Amina Lawal, a Nigerian woman sentenced to death by stoning for having a child out of wedlock, will be handed down on September 25....

6/12/2003 - Amina Lawal's Stoning Appeal Postponed Again
Amina Lawal, a Nigerian woman sentenced to death by stoning for having sex outside of wedlock, had her appeal postponed yet again until August 27....

5/12/2003 - Amina Lawal's Case Still Under Appeal
The case of Amina Lawal, a Nigerian woman sentenced to death by stoning by the Katsina State for adultery, will be heard again by Katsina state court on June 3....

11/4/2002 - Nigerian Government Vows to Stop Stonings
The Nigerian government promised last week to stop the Islamic courts from carrying out sentences of death by stoning....

8/26/2002 - Nigerian Government Opposed to Death By Stoning
The government of Nigeria announced its opposition to an Islamic courts ruling of death by stoning for a single mother, Amina Lawal Kurami, who is the second Nigerian woman condemned to death by stoning for engaging in sex before marriage....

8/19/2002 - Nigerian Woman Sentenced to Death by Stoning; Appeal Rejected
An Islamic court in Nigeria today upheld a sentence of death by stoning against a 31-year-old Nigerian woman, Amina Lawal Kurami....

3/26/2002 - Following International Outcry, Nigerian Woman Will Not Face Stoning
The case against Nigerian woman Safiya Hussaini Tungar Dudu, accused of adultery under newly implemented Islamic law, was overturned on Monday on procedural grounds, releasing her from a sentence of being buried up to the waist and stoned to death....

1/28/2002 - Nigerian Woman Sentenced to Death by Stoning Changes Defense
Sufiyatu Huseini, the Nigerian woman sentenced to death by stoning for alleged adultery, is now being helped by a local womens rights group (financed by the Ford and MacArthur Foundations) who have hired lawyers to defend Huseini....

12/3/2001 - Nigerian Woman to Appeal Death Sentence For Adultery
An Islamic court of appeals in Sokoto state, Nigeria has granted Safiya Hussaini a stay of execution, allowing Hussaini to appeal the decision of a lower Islamic court sentencing her to death by stoning....

10/17/2001 - Nigerian Woman Sentenced to Death for Having Sex
An Islamic court in Sokoto state in northern Nigeria last week sentenced Safiya Hussaini Tungar Dudu to death by stoning for having pre-marital sex....

8/13/2001 - Nigerian Woman Sentenced to Public Flogging
A 20-year-old Nigerian woman has been sentenced to a public flogging of 100 lashes with a cane, after admitting to an extramarital affair....

1/22/2001 - Bariya Ibrahim Magazu Receives Inhumane Flogging
On January 19, in oil-rich Nigeria, the most populous country on the continent of Africa, an Islamic Court in the north carried out a Sharia sentence of 100 lashes with a cane on 13-year old Bariya Ibrahim Magazu on charges of premarital sex (zina) and making false charges against the three men she claimed raped her....