On Tuesday, April 28th, the President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria, Mubarak Bala, was arrested following allegations that he insulted the Prophet Muhammad on Facebook.

It is reported he was arrested on charges of public disturbance and cybercrimes. We have reason to believe that Mubarak's life is in jeopardy.

2020-May-Serah Free Mubarak Bala with logosWe're joining Atheists United (AU) and Humanists International (HI) for a Week of Protest. Join us by tweeting photos of yourself with the hashtag #FreeMubarakBala at:

    @PoliceNG (Inspector-General Mohammed Adamu)
    @MalamiSan (Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami)
    @MBuhari (President Muhammadu Buharipos)

Please include your home city (see photo).


Additional things you can do to help:

  • Sign a letter to the Nigerian government and discover other actions you can take at freemubarakbala.org.
  • Write your national leaders to demand they pressure Nigeria to free Bala. Humanists International has created a template and a briefing document to get you started.
  • Attend this live update Saturday May 9th hosted by HI and AU.

Thank you for standing in solidarity with humanists in danger worldwide.