Nkwocha to help Amnesty for free as Nigeria digs in

Showbiz PRO and former News of the World reporter Kizzi Nkwocha is working with Amnesty International on a pro bono basis, to help save the life of a mother sentenced to death by stoning in Nigeria.

Nkwocha, who heads agency PRHQ, is planning a PR offensive to help commute Amina Lawal's death sentence, which was imposed earlier this year after a Nigerian court found the 30-year-old guilty of having a child outside of marriage.

An appeal court later allowed Lawal to live until her baby girl was weaned at eight months old, but the death sentence still stands.

Nkwocha and Amnesty are now stepping up Lawal's appeal in the media, both in Africa and internationally, in the hope they can persuade the Nigerian Government to intervene.

'The Nigerian government must be made to see that this sort of barbaric perversion of justice can only damage its standing abroad,' said Nkwocha.

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