Parliamentary question - E-2952/2003Parliamentary question

Sentence of death by stoning in Nigeria

by Maurizio Turco (NI) and Marco Cappato (NI)
to the Council

Mr Jibrin Babaji, a Nigerian citizen aged 20, has been found guilty of sexual relations with three underage boys and has been sentenced to death by stoning. The sentence was handed down on Tuesday, 23 September 2003 by an Islamic court in Bauchi state, under the Sharia penal code.


Does the Council have further information on the matter? What measures does it intend to take, in line with the European positions in favour of a moratorium on the death penalty worldwide, to ensure that this death sentence is not executed?

OJ C 84 E, 03/04/2004