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HUMAN RIGHTS IN NIGERIA

Mr Baird, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1) condemns the sentencing of Amina Lawal to death by stoning by Shari'ah Courts in the Katsina province of Nigeria, for allegedly committing adultery and bearing a child out of wedlock;

(2) registers its strong opposition to all similar extreme sentences that discriminate against women; and

(3) calls on the Government of Nigeria to do everything within its power to protect the basic human rights of Amina Lawal and all its citizens.

Debate ensued.

The time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.