Nigeria court cuts sentence in high-profile blasphemy case

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An appeals court in northern Nigeria has commuted a 24-year jail term handed to an atheist for blasphemy to a five-year sentence, one of his lawyers told AFP Tuesday. ad] The case of Mubarak Bala highlighted the complex issue of blasphemy in predominantly Muslim northern Nigeria where Sharia law runs alongside common law and criticism […]

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