The UN children’s office Unicef has showed profound worry over the detainment and treatment of a 13-year-old boy sentenced for profanation.
In August, Omar Farouq was condemned to 10 years in jail with modest work by a Sharia court in the northern province of Kano.
The condemning “isn’t right… it additionally refutes all center hidden standards of youngster rights and child equity that Nigeria – and by suggestion, Kano State – has marked on to,” said Peter Hawkins, Unicef agent in Nigeria.
The sentence is in contradiction of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which Nigeria sanctioned in 1991, Unicef said in an announcement.
Unicef approached the Nigerian government and state specialists to earnestly audit the case with the end goal of switching the sentence.
A few states in northern Nigeria presented Sharia after the nation got back to regular citizen rule in 1999.
The Sharia courts possibly attempt Muslims however in the event that a case includes a Muslim and a non-Muslim, the non-Muslim will be given the choice of picking where he/she needs the case to be attempted.
The Sharia court can possibly hear the case if the non-Muslim gives composed assent.