A Nigerian man has been sent to a mental institute in Kano state after he declared that he did not believe in God, according to a humanist charity.
Mubarak Bala, 29, is said to have been forcibly medicated by his Muslim relatives, despite being given a clean bill of health by a doctor.
The International Humanist and Ethical Union say a Lagos-based group has asked a lawyer to take up his case.
Kano is a mainly Muslim state and adopted Sharia (Islamic law) in 2000.
Quite a few theists make posts pointing out the discrimination and persecution of theists by non-theists, so I wanted to redress the balance a little.
Is not believing in something that cannot be seen, touched, tasted, smelled or heard - cannot be detected, observed or measured in any way - a sign of mental illness?