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Amnesty Nigeria: Hundreds forcibly disappeared to instil fear

Enforced disappearances are being used to instil fear into civilian population living in areas of the country wracked with conflict and insecurity, said Amnesty International as the world marks the International Day of the Disappeared on 30 August. The organisation fears that hundreds of people are being held in secret detention – a conduct prohibited under the International Convention for the ...

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Amnesty International: Army clears officers of war crimes

The Nigerian Army yesterday exonerated some retired senior army officers indicted by Amnesty International (AI) in its report on war crimes during internal security operations in the Northeast. The AI in its report had alleged cases of arbitrary arrests, unlawful detention, torture, forced disappearance and extrajudicial executions against some senior military officers. AI had demanded an extensive investigation by the ...

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Amnesty Nigeria Press Release: Gallows preparation in Lagos prison suggests spate of executions imminent

The Nigerian authorities must immediately scrap plans to execute death row inmates in Kirikiri prison in Lagos, Amnesty International said today amid macabre reports from inmates that the prison’s gallows were being prepared and one inmate had been isolated possibly in preparation for execution. This follows a statement by the Attorney General of Lagos State during a press briefing on ...

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 FORCED EVICTIONS IN LAGOS STATE MUST STOP! – Amnesty International

Over 4000 residents of Otodogbame waterfront community in Lagos, Nigeria were on 26 March forcibly evicted from their homes by Lagos State officials. No notice was issued to the residents prior to the forced eviction. Several residents were injured during the incident as police used excessive force. Five women and three men, including an elderly man above 70 years who ...

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CSOs staged solidarity march to support Amnesty

A coalition of about 40 civil society organisations (CSOs) on Wednesday staged a solidarity march of support for Amnesty International. The march is sequel to a protest by a group who attacked Amnesty’s office and demanded the forceful ejection of the organisation from Nigeria. But speaking at a rally on Wednesday, Abdul Mahmoud, a human rights lawyer and one of the ...

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Press Statement: Amnesty Nigeria Supporters Condemn the threat issued against Amnesty, Urge FGN to re-investigate the AIN report

We the supporters/Volunteers of Amnesty international Nigeria condemn, in the strongest terms, the protest orchestrated by certain individuals to compel Amnesty International Nigeria to vacate the territory of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. We understand that this action originates from the report issued by Amnesty International Nigeria, in which it highlighted serious human rights violations and the stifling of fundamental ...

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PHOBIA FOR TRUTH AND NEMESIS: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL CAN NEVER BE WRONG! by Dotun Roy

In a society where arbitrary use of power to perpetrate countless heinous atrocities with impunity against humanity holds sway, the phobia for truth and nemesis will not be uncommon. And oftentimes than not, this phobia for truth and nemesis will always becloud their sense of reasoning and judgement. In the light of the current wicked accusations by some group of ...

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Amnesty International Nigeria Recommend Speedy Passage of the Anti-Torture Bill in line with the UN convention

Amnesty International Nigeria has recommended speedy passage of the Anti-torture Bill in line with United Nations Convention at the official launching of 2016 Report titled ”YOU HAVE SIGNED YOUR DEATH WARRANT”. The launching which took place on 22nd September in Abuja, after several months of Amnesty researches on torture in Nigeria.  The report became imperative in exposing the dehumanizing activities ...

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Press Release: Amnesty announces winners for 2015 Human Rights Journalists

Media Awards: Amnesty announces 2015 winners Over 500 guests gather in central London to celebrate the best of the year’s human rights reporting Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste thanks journalist and human rights community for taking action to secure his release from Egyptian prison Tributes paid to 30 journalists around the world targeted for their work in 2015 The Sunday ...

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Amnesty international Press Release on Niger Delta: Shell’s manifestly false claims about oil pollution exposed, again

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE   Claims by oil giant Shell that it has cleaned up heavily polluted areas of the Niger Delta are blatantly false, Amnesty International and the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) said in a new report published today. Clean it up: Shell’s false claims about oil spills in the Niger Delta documents ongoing contamination ...

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