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Nigeria: Whether Muslim clerics, groups or governmental authorities issue death sentences for blasphemy; if so, who has the right to issue and enforce such sentences; whether such sentences would extend to family members; in particular, whether there are death sentences issued by individuals who are not part of Sharia courts within states that are not officially applying Sharia law

21 September 2010 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Nigeria: Predominant sects, or branches, of Islam present in Nigeria; role of Imam and how an individual becomes one; whether Imam has any power, or role, in the issuing of death sentences under Sharia law and, if so, the manner in which a death sentence would be issued and carried out; whether a death sentence issued under Sharia law would be legal under Nigerian law

28 March 2001 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

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