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Cyprus/Nigeria: Nigerian who fears stoning can stay in Cyprus

A pregnant Nigerian student was released from custody and given temporary stay in Cyprus on Wednesday after she applied for asylum, fearing death by stoning in her homeland for having a child out of wedlock.
The Mail and Guardian report that under normal circumstances, the Nigerian would be deported, but the fact she might face the death penalty back home has made the Cypriot authorities think again.