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Nigeria: Ill-treatment/legal concern

, Index number: AFR 44/001/2000

Zuweira Aliyu, a 16-year-old girl has been sentenced to 100 lashes by a Sharia (Islamic law) court in northwestern Nigeria. Sani Mamman, 18, was sentenced to the same and the sentence carried out immediately. Bahiru Sule was given 80 lashes on 10 february for drinking alcohol.

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