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Omar Farouq: Teenager Convicted Of Blasphemy In Kano Jets Out Of Nigeria by IamHeWrites: 2:43pm On Feb 16
Teenager Omar Farouq who was acquitted after being sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by a Sharia Court in Kano for blasphemy has left Nigeria, Igbere TV reports.

Farouq was facing further threats to his life from some extremists in Kano, Poland’s Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum said on its website.

Farouq was in 2020 handed the sentence after being accused of using foul language considered to be blasphemous toward Allah in a chat with his friend while he was 13 years old.

The teenager was cleared of the charges in January after Lagos-based rights lawyer Kola Alapini appealed the judgement.

Director of the museum Piotr Cywinski had also appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to pardon Farouq.

However, announcing Farouq’s relocation, Cywinski said,
“In order to avoid a possible attack, Omar had to immediately relocate following his release”.

Cywinski said the polish establishment plans to help Farouq “to build a new life. Depending on the amount raised, we plan to provide him with a new home in a safe environment outside the Kano state where he was accused and tried, pay for his education, and also compensate part of the costs incurred by the lawyers supporting him in Nigeria.”

He added that due to legal regulations of museums’ operations in Poland, the fundraising effort and all related communications will be driven by the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation, of which the museum director is also president.

He did not disclose Farouq’s new location.

http://foundation.auschwitz.org/index.php/omar-farouq

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Re: Omar Farouq: Teenager Convicted Of Blasphemy In Kano Jets Out Of Nigeria by majamajic(m): 2:45pm On Feb 16
Better for him
Once off the hook na to run

But person come go prison again for inside Nigeria

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Re: Omar Farouq: Teenager Convicted Of Blasphemy In Kano Jets Out Of Nigeria by Depressed101: 2:47pm On Feb 16
From prison to paradise...

May your enemies push you to the brink of success!

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Re: Omar Farouq: Teenager Convicted Of Blasphemy In Kano Jets Out Of Nigeria by Ekejoestar(m): 2:47pm On Feb 16
Escaped

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Re: Omar Farouq: Teenager Convicted Of Blasphemy In Kano Jets Out Of Nigeria by Fahdiga(m): 2:49pm On Feb 16
God don pick his call

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Re: Omar Farouq: Teenager Convicted Of Blasphemy In Kano Jets Out Of Nigeria by Racoon(m): 2:51pm On Feb 16
Freedom @ last from fanatics who fight for a non-existent god and leave their own fight to fate.I remember the ? Safiyatu Lawal-the woman convicted to be stoned to death for adultery in sharia court but the 2 men suspected to be responsible were freed by the same court.I think she was adopted and given citizenship by the Vatican City.

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Re: Omar Farouq: Teenager Convicted Of Blasphemy In Kano Jets Out Of Nigeria by Freestainworld(m): 2:54pm On Feb 16
This northern Muslims are over doing things, how can you be practicing islam more than the Arabs who brought it to you, just travel to Arab countries and see wonders, while our northern Muslims brothers are still dragging their future back to the stone age era.

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Re: Omar Farouq: Teenager Convicted Of Blasphemy In Kano Jets Out Of Nigeria by LMS1(m): 2:54pm On Feb 16
Now Guy Man Don Japa To Better Place!
Who Come Lose Now?
The Sharia Law Or They Boy?
Smh Some Northerners Sef With Their Cowardice Brain grin

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Re: Omar Farouq: Teenager Convicted Of Blasphemy In Kano Jets Out Of Nigeria by IamFINESSE: 2:58pm On Feb 16
grin
Re: Omar Farouq: Teenager Convicted Of Blasphemy In Kano Jets Out Of Nigeria by Adebodundaniel: 2:58pm On Feb 16
May your enemies push you to the brink of success!

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Re: Omar Farouq: Teenager Convicted Of Blasphemy In Kano Jets Out Of Nigeria by Srillanka(m): 2:58pm On Feb 16
Very good.

Re: Omar Farouq: Teenager Convicted Of Blasphemy In Kano Jets Out Of Nigeria by chrisxxx(m): 2:58pm On Feb 16
Let him convert to another religion asap.

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Re: Omar Farouq: Teenager Convicted Of Blasphemy In Kano Jets Out Of Nigeria by MorataFC: 2:58pm On Feb 16
Ok grin
Re: Omar Farouq: Teenager Convicted Of Blasphemy In Kano Jets Out Of Nigeria by superior1: 2:59pm On Feb 16
Asylum loading

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Re: Omar Farouq: Teenager Convicted Of Blasphemy In Kano Jets Out Of Nigeria by Teewhy2: 2:59pm On Feb 16
if GOD wan bless you, he will first bring some tribulations to strengthen you and as you pass through it He takes you to your next level.

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Re: Omar Farouq: Teenager Convicted Of Blasphemy In Kano Jets Out Of Nigeria by AntiChristian: 2:59pm On Feb 16
Ah!


No dey start wetin una no fit finish!
Re: Omar Farouq: Teenager Convicted Of Blasphemy In Kano Jets Out Of Nigeria by LibertyRep: 2:59pm On Feb 16
Asylum sure.

In the same state, someone was caught on camera stuffing hard currency in his Babanriga yet the same weight of the religious law couldn't be brought against him.
Isn't this hypocrisy?

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Re: Omar Farouq: Teenager Convicted Of Blasphemy In Kano Jets Out Of Nigeria by MANNABBQGRILLS: 2:59pm On Feb 16
The teenager was cleared of the charges in January after Lagos-based rights lawyer Kola Alapini appealed the judgement.
Thumbs-up to Barrister Alapini, one of the good lawyers we have around.
Nice working along with you during the 16 years of the locust in our nation.
#WeDidOurPart


Farouq was in 2020 handed the sentence after being accused of using foul language considered to be blasphemous toward Allah in a chat with his friend while he was 13 years old.
All these happened when he was 13 years old?
What is bad is bad!
Too bad!!

Addendum:
The two had been convicted in August by a sharia court in Nigeria's northern, mainly Muslim state of Kano. Teenager Omar Farouq was accused of making blasphemous comments during an argument, while Yahaya Aminu Sharif was accused of having shared a blasphemous message on WhatsApp.

Appeal judges at the secular branch of the state's high court ruled that Farouq should be acquitted because he was a minor who had not had adequate legal representation. They said he was 17 at the time of his sentencing and not 13 as stated in previous hearings.

Still bad!

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Re: Omar Farouq: Teenager Convicted Of Blasphemy In Kano Jets Out Of Nigeria by Liposure: 2:59pm On Feb 16
How i wish these extremists and fanatics can channel the same effort into developing their region.

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Re: Omar Farouq: Teenager Convicted Of Blasphemy In Kano Jets Out Of Nigeria by SweetGlRL(f): 2:59pm On Feb 16
He should thank his ancestors

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Re: Omar Farouq: Teenager Convicted Of Blasphemy In Kano Jets Out Of Nigeria by BlackPantherxXx: 3:00pm On Feb 16
grin shocked shocked shocked shocked

Bros... please japa !

O better!

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Re: Omar Farouq: Teenager Convicted Of Blasphemy In Kano Jets Out Of Nigeria by Sonnobax15(m): 3:00pm On Feb 16
lipsrsealed
Bunch of modafvcking hypocrites...

For this country,na who run for him life nai strong and wise pass..

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Re: Omar Farouq: Teenager Convicted Of Blasphemy In Kano Jets Out Of Nigeria by Shormiey(m): 3:00pm On Feb 16
Final escape at last

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Re: Omar Farouq: Teenager Convicted Of Blasphemy In Kano Jets Out Of Nigeria by KenModi(m): 3:00pm On Feb 16
Imagine a foreign country coming to the rescue of your citizen. Shame dey catch me. Its like we like taking one step forward, two steps backward. Madam Ngozi made DG of WTO, while Nigerians are fleeing their country due to insecurity, economic hardship, high unemployment rate, hunger, epileptic power supply, just to name a few.

Nigeria is a disaster, a disaster on autopilot supposedly captained by a lifeless mannequin called Buhari. He is so lifeless that his wife had to relocate to Dubai just to preserve her sanity.

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Re: Omar Farouq: Teenager Convicted Of Blasphemy In Kano Jets Out Of Nigeria by Igwe355(f): 3:01pm On Feb 16
See people that value human lives talking
Re: Omar Farouq: Teenager Convicted Of Blasphemy In Kano Jets Out Of Nigeria by VeeVeeMyLuv(m): 3:01pm On Feb 16
Now u see why the former President of the USA was hesitant about nominating NOI.

Anyways congratulations to Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Director General of the world Trade Organisation.

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Re: Omar Farouq: Teenager Convicted Of Blasphemy In Kano Jets Out Of Nigeria by SimplyFacts: 3:01pm On Feb 16
Na so fate take help this one comot for Naija.

Best wishes

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Re: Omar Farouq: Teenager Convicted Of Blasphemy In Kano Jets Out Of Nigeria by Suny2am: 3:02pm On Feb 16
angry

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Re: Omar Farouq: Teenager Convicted Of Blasphemy In Kano Jets Out Of Nigeria by FastLane25(m): 3:02pm On Feb 16
the God you say he blasphemer still lift him.. u see those that persecuted him are even worst than terrorist..

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