I SWEAR THAT IT'S THE YEAR 2003.
too hot here for typing things about the following stuff.
or maybe it's because it's just hard to find words, simply.
thanks to Mordant Carnival and to Plums for the covering.
The Hearing on AMINA LAWAL SET TO BE STONED ON - 27 AUGUST 2003
"The Nigerian Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for Amina Lawal, condemned for the crime of adultery on August 19th 2002, to be buried up to her neck and stoned to death. Her death was postponed so that she could continue to nurse her baby. Hearing on her Execution is now set for 27 AUGUST 2003.
If you haven't been following this case, you might like to know that Amina's baby is regarded as the 'evidence' of her adultery. The married man who raped Amina denied any wrongdoing and faces no charges.
Amina's case is being handled by the Spanish branch of Amnesty International, which is attempting to put together enough signatures to make the Nigerian government rescind the death sentence.
A similar campaign saved another Nigerian woman, Safiya, condemned in similar circumstances. By March 4th the petition had amassed over 2,600,000 signatures.
It will only take you a few seconds to sign Amnesty's online petition.
Please sign the petition now, then copy this message into a new email and send it to everyone in your address book.
Go to the web page and sign The Petition."
nuff' said. along with "fuck all this crazy bastards".