The director of the Auschwitz Memorial on Friday appealed to the President of Nigeria to pardon a 13-year-old boy who was sentenced to 120 months in prison on charges of slander, even for being part of the boy’s sentence Voluntarily.
Piotr Cywinski wrote to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari about the case of Omar Farooq, who was recently convicted in a Sharia court in Kano State in northwestern Nigeria, as he was condemned in an argument with a friend. Was accused of.
Siewinski said that as the director of the site that preserves the remains of the German Nazi extermination camp, “where the children were imprisoned and murdered, I cannot remain indifferent to this hateful sentence for humanity . “
Siwinski said that if the president cannot grant amnesty, he would suggest that 120 adult volunteers around the world – “personally among them” – each serve one month in a Nigerian prison.
Sivinsky wrote, “Whatever it may be, he cannot be considered fully aware and responsible, given his age.” “They should not be subject to loss of the entirety of their youth, be deprived of opportunities, and be physically, emotionally and educationally stigmatized throughout life.”
The Auschwitz memorial site is located in southern Poland, which was under German occupation during World War II. The German army killed 1.1 million people there. Most of the victims were Jews, but a large number of others, including ethnic Poles, Soviet POWs and Roma, lost their lives there.
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