A Nigerian mother-of-five is to be tried for blasphemy after she condemned the stoning to death of a Christian student.
Deborah Samuel Yakubu was stoned to death and her body then set on fire by a mob of Muslim students in Sokoto, Nigeria, in May 2022.
Her horrific killing happened after she wrote a message in a student WhatsApp group thanking Jesus for helping her to pass her exams.
Rhoda Jatau, a Christian healthcare worker from Bauchi State, later condemned the lynching on WhatsApp, an action that led to her being imprisoned.
The 45-year-old has been held without trial or communication with her family since May 2022.
She will now stand trial on charges of blasphemy, which carry a maximum penalty of execution.
Open Doors, which is supporting Jatau, 45, said she lost her latest bid to have the case against…