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NIGERIA. SIX SHARIAH CONVICTS AWAIT STONING DEATH IN BAUCHI

February 15, 2008: six people convicted by Islamic Shariah courts in a northern Nigerian state are awaiting death by stoning, while 46 others are waiting for amputation, the official News Agency of Nigeria reported.
The men on death row in Bauchi state include a 52 year old sentenced in 2004 for getting his teenage step-daughter pregnant and another who was sentenced in 2002 for having sex 13 times with his friend's wife, the agency said.
The report did not say how many people were facing such penalties in 11 other northern Nigerian states that have criminal courts using Shariah law. Such data is not collated centrally.
The sentences have not been executed because the state government is yet to ratify them, the news agency said, quoting the acting secretary of the Bauchi state Sharia Consultative Council, Ishiaku Tijjani. Bauchi is one of 12 states in Nigeria's mainly Islamic north that adopted a harsh sharia-based criminal code eight years ago. (Sources: Reuters, 15/02/2008)

LIBYA. TWO GHANAIANS EXCUTED FOR MURDER
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JAPAN. SUPREME COURT SEALS 5TH DEATH PENALTY FOR AUM MEMBER
SAUDI ARABIA. HALT WOMAN'S EXECUTION FOR 'WITCHCRAFT'
CYPRUS. OHIO DOCTOR APPEALS EXTRADITION OVER WIFE'S POISONING DEATH
PAKISTAN. DEATH SENTENCE TO TWO CONVICTS
IRAN QUASHES EXECUTION VERDICT FOR FOOTBALL CASE WOMAN
SAUDI ARABIA. CITIZEN BEHEADED FOR MURDER
GUATEMALA LIFTS MORATORIUM ON EXECUTIONS
IRAN. RADICALS MOBILISED TO SAVE TWO GAY YOUTHS
BANGLADESH. MAN AWARDED DEATH SENTENCE FOR KILLING WIFE FOR DOWRY
IRAN. LIFE OF A TEENAGE HANGS IN BALANCE
NORTH KOREA GIVES DEATH SENTENCE FOR AIDING ESCAPEES
USA. EXECUTION SOUGHT FOR SIX DETAINEES IN 9/11 ATTACKS
IRAN. YOUNG BELUCHI JOURNALIST CONDEMNED TO DEATH
JAPAN. MPS MOOT HALT TO EXECUTIONS
UGANDA. SOLDIER SENTENCED TO DEATH OVER MURDER
NEBRASKA (USA). STATE COURT SAYS ELECTRIC CHAIR UNCONSTITUTIONAL
IRAN HANGS MAN CONVICTED OF CHILD MURDERS
SAUDI ARABIA. 8 BANGLADESHIS ON DEATH ROW
INDIA. MUMBAI'S FIRST DEATH PENALTY IN A DRUG CASE
AFGHANISTAN. JOURNALIST MAY ESCAPE DEATH PENALTY
COUNCIL OF EUROPE CONDEMNS BELARUS OVER EXECUTIONS
SAUDI ARABIA BEHEADS CITIZEN CONVICTED OF MURDER
BELARUS. THREE MEMBERS OF MAROZAW GANG EXECUTED BY SHOOTING
IRAN. DRAFT LAW PROPOSES DEATH PENALTY FOR RELIGIOUS CONVERSION
IRAN. MAN GETS DEATH SENTENCE FOR BEING DRUNK
BANGLADESH. TWO YOUNG MEN TO HANG FOR MURDER IN CHITTAGONG
IRAN. TWO SISTERS FACE STONING FOR ADULTERY
IRAN. NINE MINORS WAITING TO BE HANGED

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