Nigeria court quiets amputation row

Debate banned on online forum launched to mark anniversary of landmark sharia court order.

    An Islamic court in Nigeria has banned online discussion about limb amputation as a form of institutionalised punishment.

    The move comes after a civil-rights group in the country used social network sites such as Facebook and Twitter to debate the issue.

    The online forum was launched to to mark the tenth anniversary of the country's first sharia court-ordered amputation.

    Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege reports from the northern Kaduna state, where the ongoing debate is heating up.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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