Auschwitz museum director Piotr Cywiński stepped in to help and offered to serve part of the teen’s jail sentence for clemency after Omar Farouq Bashir was sentenced allegedly ‘blaspheming against Allah’ during an argument with a friend at school.
In a letter to Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari, the director of the museum Piotr Cywiński hit out at the “preposterous sentence” saying: “While waiting for your response, I wish to assure you that I will continue to act toward’s the boy’s release.”
BBC, on Saturday, presented a programme about August Agboola Browne, a Nigeria-born jazz musician, thought to have been the only black participant in the Polish defence war in September 1939 and the only black participant in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.
In a letter to the president of Nigeria, where the 13-year-old is being held, Piotr Cywiński said he would take the 13-year-old’s place, adding: “I cannot remain indifferent to this disgraceful sentence for humanity.”
Piotr Cywinski, director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, has written to the president of Nigeria requesting the pardon of a 13-year-old boy sentenced to 10 years in prison for blasphemy, Cywinski has tweeted.