PRESS RELEASE – MYANMAR: International community must act swiftly and decisively to save Rohingya

We deplore the lack of international action against the state of Myanmar in response to its latest crackdown on the beleaguered Muslim Rohingya minority. Hundreds of civilians have been killed and tens of thousands forced to flee their homes in Rakhine State after the government launched what media reports described as a “scorched earth” policy in areas inhabited by the stateless group. Fleeing Rohingya have told reporters of children being beheaded alive and women being dragged away by soldiers to be raped. While some 75,000 victims have so far managed…

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“We have the entire picture, the courts don’t” – Minister Lai defends flouting of courts’ judgements

The Minister of information, Mr. Lai Mohammed, has scored another low for the Buhari government when he declared that they will not obey court judgements, particularly that involving the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, because their government has an exclusive fuller picture, which the courts lack. He made the assertion some time back while answering questions in the Osasuna Show when asked why the government would not obey court judgements and release Sheikh Zakzaky and others being detained against valid pronouncements by the courts of…

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