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Nigeria: Hajara Ibrahim gets justice

Hajara Ibrahim, who was sentenced to death by stoning by the Lere Sharia court in Bauchi for getting pregnant out of wedlock was acquitted and discharged on November 10, 2004 after the Dass Upper Sharia Court delivered its judgement.
The Sharia court Judge Mustaphar Umar upheld the five grounds of appeal raised before the court by the counsels to Hajara; Barrister Abdulkadir Suleiman and Barrister Ndidi Ekekwe from BAOBAB for Women's Human Rights.

More information can be found in this BBC news report.