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I’ll do his time, says Auschwitz director of boy jailed for blasphemy

It’s not enough to just like something on Facebook or retweet it, says Piotr Cywinski

Will Brown

The director of the Auschwitz Memorial in Poland has offered to serve time for a Nigerian child who was convicted of blasphemy and ordered to spend 10 years in prison by a Sharia court.

In an open letter, Piotr Cywinski asked Nigeria’s president to intervene and pardon 13-year-old Omar Farouq for the conviction.

“As the director of the Auschwitz memorial, which commemorates the victims and preserves the remains of the Nazi concentration and extermination camps, where children were imprisoned and murdered, I cannot remain indifferent to this disgraceful sentence for humanity,” he wrote...

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