Mubarak Bala

2020 Scottish Humanist of the Year jailed for 24 years for blasphemy

Mubarak Bala, President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria, has been jailed for 24 years for Facebook posts considered ‘blasphemous’ Mubarak was awarded Humanist Society Scotland’s Gordon Ross Humanist of the Year Award in 2020 Humanist Society Scotland and humanists…

Scottish Blasphemy Law Repealed Following Humanist Campaign

Today members of Scottish Parliament voted to pass the Hate Crimes and Public Order (Scotland) Act which (amongst other things) repeals Scotland’s common law offense of “blasphemy”.  Humanist Society Scotland has been at the forefront of the campaign to repeal…

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