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April 16, 2005 | Ammara Durrani, Times Staff Writer
She began dreaming of wearing an academic gown and a mortarboard with the confidence of a university graduate she had seen pictured in a newspaper that the village shopkeeper had used to wrap her food. She would sell fruits and vegetables picked up from the nearby mountains, and she would hide that money in a hole under a tree inside the courtyard of her family home.
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April 16, 2005 | Ammara Durrani, Times Staff Writer
She began dreaming of wearing an academic gown and a mortarboard with the confidence of a university graduate she had seen pictured in a newspaper that the village shopkeeper had used to wrap her food. She would sell fruits and vegetables picked up from the nearby mountains, and she would hide that money in a hole under a tree inside the courtyard of her family home.
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September 26, 2003 | From Associated Press
An Islamic court overturned the conviction of an illiterate mother who had been sentenced to be stoned to death for having sex out of wedlock, easing pressure on the Nigerian government in a case that had drawn sharp criticism from around the globe. "It's a big relief for all of us," said Hauwa Ibrahim, a defense lawyer for Amina Lawal. "Amina can have her life back, and we are grateful to the court."
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