Persecution of Humanists in Nigeria - Dr Leo Igwe on the case of Mubarak Bala, president of the Nigerian Humanist Association

Date: Tuesday, 02 June 2020 19:30

Venue: Zoom

As you may be aware, there are grave concerns over the wellbeing of Mubarak Bala, President of the Nigerian Humanist Association, who has been arrested on account of his Humanist activism in the Nigerian state of Kaduna. The conditions he is being held in are of great concern, given previous death threats and the current pandemic.

His current incarceration is part of an ongoing persecution - in 2014 he was forcibly committed to a psychiatric unit for renouncing Islam. This is indicative of the problems the irreligious have in Nigeria and many other countries.

The talk will be given by Dr Leo Igwe, a prominent Human Rights campaigner, who has been Western and Southern African representative of the International Humanist and Ethical Union, and has campaigned on the impacts of child witchcraft accusations and persecution of the irreligious.  He is a research fellow of the James Randi Educational Foundation, received the Distinguished Services to Humanism Award and has also himself been arrested on several occasions for his work.

This talk is earlier in the month than our scheduled talk as it is possible Mubarak Bala's case will be heard in the very near future.  He is a fellow Humanist who has been persecuted and is in imminent danger. As this is short notice and of importance please take the opportunity to tell your friends and family about this event.

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