ACTION ALERT: What you can do to save Mubarak


  • post Type / General news
  • Date / 29 April 2020

Mubarak Bala is the President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria. In 2014 Humanists International rescued him from a psychiatric ward where he was detained on the grounds that he was an atheist. Mubarak is detained again. Here is what you can do to help us to rescue Mubarak.

3 July 2020: Updated briefing below

On 28 April 2020, Mubarak was arrested following allegations that he had insulted the Prophet Muhammad in a Facebook post.

At the time of writing, it is unclear whether he has been formally charged. We have reason to believe that if Mubarak were to be charged with “blasphemy” and he is found guilty, he could face the death penalty.

We now need your help.

There are three things that your humanist organization (or you as an individual) can do to help us to save Mubarak:

  1. spread the news online to raise awareness among your members and beyond
  2. contribute to our crowdfunding campaign to hire a legal team for Mubarak: justgiving.com/campaign/free-mubarak-bala
  3. Raise awareness with your government using our template letter and briefing:
    1.   Mubarak Bala – INDIVIDUAL Briefing (pdf)
    2.   Action Paper – Mubarak Bala (pdf)
    3.   Template letter RE Mubarak Bala (.docx)

It is vital to act fast and to coordinate our actions on a global scale. Please keep us informed of any actions you take and any responses you receive from your Government, Foreign Affairs Minister, Ambassadors, etc. Let’s work together to #FreeMubarakBala.

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