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“Woman set for ‘blasphemy’ trial for condemning vile mob’s lynching of Christian student,” by Ciaran McGrath, Express, November 27, 2023:

A healthcare worker charged with blasphemy laws simply for condeming [sic] the brutal killing of a student in Nigeria has today failed in her attempt to get a trial date in order for her case to be heard.

Mother-of-five Rhoda Jatau, 45, appeared at the High Court in Bauchi in the north of the country, having spent the last 18 months in prison.

She has reportedly been held without a trial and without the ability to communicate with her family.

Ms Jatau was arrested was taken into custody after sharing a video of and commenting on the horrific lynching of 22-year-old Deborah Samuel Yakubu in May of last year.

Ms Yakubu, a Christian, used a student WhatsApp group to thank Jesus Christ for helping her pass her exams at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, Nigeria, where she was studying.

As a result, she was dragged from her college dormitory by male students, stoned and burned to death….