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Strupag 03 May 03 - 07:30 PM
GUEST,DancingMom 03 May 03 - 07:51 PM
McGrath of Harlow 03 May 03 - 07:58 PM
McGrath of Harlow 03 May 03 - 08:08 PM
Strupag 03 May 03 - 08:52 PM
Helen 03 May 03 - 09:30 PM
Bobert 03 May 03 - 09:53 PM
Nemesis 04 May 03 - 07:01 AM
Strupag 04 May 03 - 07:01 AM
saulgoldie 04 May 03 - 09:12 AM
McGrath of Harlow 04 May 03 - 09:16 PM
Beccy 05 May 03 - 03:55 PM
saulgoldie 05 May 03 - 04:06 PM
Beccy 06 May 03 - 08:57 AM
Bagpuss 06 May 03 - 10:03 AM
Nerd 07 May 03 - 02:10 AM
JudyR 07 May 03 - 02:20 AM
Bagpuss 08 May 03 - 09:10 AM

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Subject: BS: Help save this woman
From: Strupag
Date: 03 May 03 - 07:30 PM

I have recently received this info on e-mail and would invite all mudcatters to respond.


> Dear All
>
> Sorry if you already have this and of course a warning about the
> shocking nature of the content. David Firth kindly passed it on to us.
> The Nigerian supreme court has upheld the death sentence for Amina
> condemned for the crime of adultery, to be buried up to her neck and
> stoned to death.
>
> Her death has been postponed until 3rd June so she can continue to nurse
> her baby. Amina's case is being handled by the Spanish branch of Amnesty
> International which is attempting to put together enough signatures to
> make the Nigerian government rescind the death sentence. A similar
> Campaign saved another Nigerian woman Safiya in similar circumstances.
> Takes a Minute to sign
>
> Go to
http://www.amnistiaporsafiya.org/
and enter first name (in the space marked nombre)
> last name (apellidos)
> state (provincia)
> country (UK is Reino Unido)
> click Seguir
> click aceptar
> and than forward this message to everyone in your address book


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Subject: RE: BS: Help save this woman
From: GUEST,DancingMom
Date: 03 May 03 - 07:51 PM

Done. Sharon


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Subject: RE: BS: Help save this woman
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 03 May 03 - 07:58 PM

This is incorrect. We've had this misunderstanding on a thread here already.

The Nigerian Supreme Court has not considered the case yet - the hearing had been set for March, but was postponed because of a General Election in Nigeria. The June 3rd date is the date at which the Supreme Court is to hear the case. Some people have misunderstood this, hence the email and other emails.

This doesn't mean it isn't an appalling case, and one where people should be active in protesting. But it's best to get the facts correct.


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Subject: RE: BS: Help save this woman
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 03 May 03 - 08:08 PM

Here's a link to an Amnesty site with an explanation of what is happening


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Subject: RE: BS: Help save this woman
From: Strupag
Date: 03 May 03 - 08:52 PM

Thanks for your input McGrath. I was acting on information that I received but I agree that it's important we get facts absoloutly correct.
As you say it's still an appalling situation and I urge all mudcatters to peruse and sign this petition.


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Subject: RE: BS: Help save this woman
From: Helen
Date: 03 May 03 - 09:30 PM

It's even more important, in my opinion, to put the pressure on the Nigerian Government before the Appeal goes ahead, so that we can try to influence the outcome. It would be a lot harder after the decision has been made in the Appeal.

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: Help save this woman
From: Bobert
Date: 03 May 03 - 09:53 PM

Fast Forward, USA, 2012:

Grand River, Iowa. Nov. 15., Michelle Edwards, aged 24, has been found guilty of of soliciting an abortionist to abort a pregrancy resulting from a forceable rape by her estranged husband, Sgt. Robert Edwards, who has been recently hospiatized in the Suiox City V.A. hospital with sypmtoms of Gulf War II Syndrome.

Ms. Ewards will sentenced on January 23, 2013. The penalities range from 20 years in prison to life in prison.

Mr. Edwards will soon be released from the V.A. hosptal and return to his job as a plant forman at Deaver's Metal Plant just outside of Suiox City.

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Subject: RE: BS: Help save this woman
From: Nemesis
Date: 04 May 03 - 07:01 AM

Yes, possible scary nightmare-vision of a future in the USA .. meanwhile, please just sign the petition Bobert?


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Subject: RE: BS: Help save this woman
From: Strupag
Date: 04 May 03 - 07:01 AM

This is an apalling case Bobert but it does not change anything about the case of the Nigerian woman.
Has anyone tried to take the case of Ms Edwards to A.I. ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Help save this woman
From: saulgoldie
Date: 04 May 03 - 09:12 AM

I have written and am sending my own snail mail to several principles in the Nigerian government. For any activists who note these things, when receivers of communication are considering various issues, an e-mail has less value than a phone call, has less value than a snail letter, has less value than a personal visit. This has to do with how much time and expense it takes someone to share their sentiments, and how much it is perceived that their energy represents in terms of those who did not record their sentiments. Hence, e-mail *does* have value, and is a worthy gesture. But if you have a little time and the energy, a snail means more. Just letting the group know.


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Subject: RE: BS: Help save this woman
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 04 May 03 - 09:16 PM

Before we get another misunderstanding going round the Internet - please note the date on Bobert's post there, Strupag and others - January 23, 2013


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Subject: RE: BS: Help save this woman
From: Beccy
Date: 05 May 03 - 03:55 PM

Bobert- I think we all agree on the horrendous nature of the ACTUAL case in this thread... So for now let's try to save Amina and keep your anti-abortion prostelytizing for another place.
Beccy


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Subject: RE: BS: Help save this woman
From: saulgoldie
Date: 05 May 03 - 04:06 PM

Bobert anti-abortion? I musta mist something, but I didn't see it in his post. Furthermore, it would be supremely out of character with his other positions, and IMHO would disqualify him as a candidate should he ever decide to run.


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Subject: RE: BS: Help save this woman
From: Beccy
Date: 06 May 03 - 08:57 AM

Uh... whoops. I meant pro-abortion. What can I say? I have a boat load of kiddies and one of 'em was tipping a vase of freshly picked dandelions. ;-)

Beccy


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Subject: RE: BS: Help save this woman
From: Bagpuss
Date: 06 May 03 - 10:03 AM

This article in The Guardian points out that the campaign may actually be counterproductiv. Maybe you should read it before you sign.

Bagpuss


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Subject: RE: BS: Help save this woman
From: Nerd
Date: 07 May 03 - 02:10 AM

The issue here is manifold.

First of all, it is incorrect to say that this woman's case will be heard by the supreme court on June 3. In fact, it will be heard by the State Court of Appeals on June 3. If that fails, Nigeria has a Federal court of appeals and finally the Supreme Court. Each court is progressively less influenced by the fundamentalist interpretations of Islam, so her sentence is unlikely to be upheld by the Supreme Court. In fact, in these stoning cases where women's rights advocacy groups get involved, no case has made it past the state courts.

Second, letter-writing campaigns in Nigeria have backfired because local jailers don't give a flying f*ck what you and I think; indeed, they think we are infidels and thus lower than the gum on Satan's shoe. One bastard illegally carried out a flogging sentence which was under appeal, specifically to defy foreign letter-writers like us. So I think the best thing to do on this is to wait until her sentence is ACTUALLY upheld by the supreme court (which in all probability, will not happen anyway). At that point, the lady will have nothing to lose if someone decides to stone her just to spite us, so our letters won't backfire..


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Subject: RE: BS: Help save this woman
From: JudyR
Date: 07 May 03 - 02:20 AM

I've heard something similar. I jumped the gun once on this, maybe a year ago. Don't want to this time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Help save this woman
From: Bagpuss
Date: 08 May 03 - 09:10 AM

Another Guardian article outlining the current position and errors in the original posting.

Bagpuss


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