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11/8/2005 - Nigerian Lawyer Awarded Human Rights Prize
Hauwa Ibrahim, Nigerian lawyer and human rights activist, is one of three recipients of the European Parliament's distinguished 2005 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought....

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)....

2/11/2004 - Nigeria: Women Receive Death Penalty for Abortion, Sexual Relations
A leading human rights organization released a report stating that the death penalty in Nigeria is often used in a discriminatory way against women....

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....

1/2/2003 - Iran Ends Stoning of Women for Adultery
Iran has ended its practice of imposing the harsh sentence of stoning as a form of capital punishment for women....

11/21/2002 - 100 Dead During Miss World Riots in Nigeria
Over 100 people have been killed and another 500 injured in the Northern city of Kaduna, Nigeria as mobs of Muslims and Christians rampaged through the city killing and burning bystanders to death, according to CNN....

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....

9/11/2002 - Nigerian State Government Ignores Womens Plea For Life
The government of the Katsina state in Nigeria will not stop an Islamic courts sentence of death by stoning of Amina Lawal....

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....