Washington post: Nonbelievers across Africa risk freedom and family support

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“Muhammad Mubarak Bala was held incommunicado in police custody for so long — eight months — that his wife was sure he was dead.

“I couldn’t eat. I couldn’t sleep. The emotional torture was too much for me,” Amina Ahmed told The Associated Press from her home in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria.

More than a year passed before Bala, an ex-Muslim and president of the Humanist Association of Nigeria, would be charged. Bala is an outspoken atheist in a deeply religious country. His alleged crime: Posting blasphemous statements online.”

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