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© Lorena Ros / Panos Pictures..Funtua, Katsina state, Nigeria. August 2002...Amina Lawal with her baby, pictured after she lost an appeal hearing in the Islamic court in Funtua. She has been sentenced to death by stoning for the crime of adultery. The judgement is due to be carried out as soon as her baby is weaned..Ten northern Nigerian states now use the system of Sharia law. Sharia courts impose strict Islamic laws, including floggings and amputations for transgressions like theft and adultery.