Zoom through court sentenced a man to death by hanging

According to activists of human rights, the verdict of the Nigerian driver to death penalty by hanging on the platform video conferencing Zoom is «cruel and inhuman».

According to BBC News, on Monday, the judge Lagos (Nigeria) Mojisola Dada through the Zoom with a death sentence, Olalekan Hamid for the murder of 76-year-old mother of his employer in 2018.

«Olalekan Hamid, the judgment of this court is that you be hanged by the neck until until you are pronounce dead. This is a virtual court,» the judge said.

But local and international activists demand that the authorities overturned the convictions. Organization The Human Rights Watch said that made the «virtual» death sentences on the background of coronavirus crisis «cruel and inhuman».

Hameed pleaded not guilty in the murder of Jolson Okunanii in December 2018. It is unknown whether he plans to appeal the verdict.

Note that the popularity of Zoom has dramatically increased during the pandemic coronavirus.