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Nigeria: Amputation/legal/medical concern:Bello Garki Zangebi

, Index number: AFR 44/002/2000

Bello Garki Zangebi has had his right hand amputated for stealing in Zamfara State, in northern Nigeria. This is the first such punishment carried out since Zamfara State introduced a Sharia (Islamic law) Penal Code in January 2000. Amnesty International is gravely concerned at this development and fears that others may be at imminent risk of the same punishment.

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