Daily Archives: May 5, 2020

Humanist Canada calls for release of Nigerian Humanist President

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen VANCOUVER, British Columbia – May 5, 2020 – PRLog — Canadian Humanists are supporting calls from Humanists International to have Mubarak Bala released from a Nigerian jail. Bala, who is president of the Humanist Association of Nigeria, was arrested by Nigerian police April 28 following a complaint the had insulted the… Read more »

Mubarak Bala: Speak Out Against Religious Tyranny in Kano

By Leo Igwe  Today marks a week since the police arrested Nigerian humanist Mubarak Bala in Kaduna. They later transferred him to Kano. His arrest was over a post that he made on Facebook, which some Muslims said insulted Prophet Muhammad. The whereabouts of Bala is unknown. The police have refused him access to a lawyer.… Read more »

International coalition to protest arrest of Nigerian humanist

By Humanists International and Atheists United (Sat., May 2, 2020) London. — Atheists, faith leaders, and other grassroots activists have organized an international Week of Protest to help bring attention to the ongoing plight of Mubarak Bala, the President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria. On April 28, Mubarak Bala was arrested in his home in Nigeria… Read more »

Unheard Voices in the Mubarak Bala case

— By Robert Hamilton The dangerous circumstances surrounding atheist and President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria, Mubarak Bala, have risen to broader levels of international attention. Major organizations like the United Nations Human Rights High Commissioner and Amnesty International have been contacted about this case, but, at this point, they have not made any… Read more »