It's now over a year since Mubarak Bala – President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria – was sentenced to 24 years in prison, in connection with a series of Facebook posts that some deemed to be 'blasphemous' and 'likely to cause a public disturbance'.
What is Humanists International doing?
Thanks to the generosity of its members and supporters, Humanists International is working closely with a team of lawyers to ensure that Bala’s appeal is heard before the Kano State High Court.
What can you do?
While the legal team focuses on his appeal, we are asking the wider humanist community to help us keep Bala’s case in the public eye, on the agendas of diplomats, and to ensure that Mubarak stays strong physically and mentally.
Send Mubarak a letter of support and solidarity to help lift his spirits – we’ll make sure it reaches him
Share information about his case on social media, at public events, or with your governments
Make a donation to support his appeal
Thank you for supporting Mubarak through this difficult milestone. With your ongoing help, Humanists International can continue to campaign for his sentence to be overturned, and to ensure his safe release.
Emma Wadsworth-Jones Casework and Campaigns Manager