As many of
you may have heard, a Nigerian woman was recently
sentenced to death - for having a child out of wedlock. Amina
Lawal has been sentenced to death by stoning - she is to buried
up to her neck in the ground, after which her punishers will
surround her and throw rocks at her head until her skull is
crushed and she dies a painful and horrible death.
I'm sure you all feel equal shock and disgust at this sentence,
and I want you to know that she has only thirty days to appeal
her trial. Please go to the Amnesty International site, http://www.mertonai.org/amina/
and sign the letter addressed
to the President of Nigeria. It literally takes only a minute,
and could help to save her life, as well as help put an end to
this kind of cruel and disgraceful judgement in a country that
calls itself a democracy. Please copy and forward this letter
to others in your address book as well. Please help her!"