NHRC Replies Falana On Illegal Killing Of 492 Shiites: “Your Complaint Is Receiving Attention”

The National Human Rights Commission has written a reply to Barrister Femi Falana, SAN on his letter of request for the investigation of the illegal killing of at least 492 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria by the Nigerian Army and Police between 2014 and 2018, stating that the complaint is receiving attention. You will be informed of the outcome of our investigation on the matter in due course. The reply referenced C/2017/075/HQ, dated 7th November 2018 and signed by Valerie .U. Duruh of the Civil and Political Rights Department…

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“Disobedience to court order is corruption itself”, says Gummi

The Emir of Gummi, Justice Lawal Hassan Gummi (rtd.), says refusal to obey a court order is another form of corruption, noting that government must exemplify the change it promised before expecting citizens to follow suit. He said disrespect for the rule of law, bad governance, disobedience to court orders, non- compliance with electoral regulations by political parties, godfathers hijacking the electoral process and dwindling confidence in the justice system posed threats to Nigeria’s democracy. The monarch, who was the keynote speaker at the Barewa Old Boys Association annual lecture,…

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New York, Istanbul Agog For Free Zakzaky

The cities of New York in the USA and Istanbul in Turkey were brought to life with momentous free Zakzaky processions. Pictures of the protests organised in New York, USA and Istanbul, Turkey demanding immediate release of Sheikh Zakzaky, his wife and hundreds of people detained by Nigerian Government can be seen here:

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Who Is Investigating The Mass Graves Found In Kaduna?

Mass graves were reported found in Kaduna, location of the recent military action against the Islamic Movement. On February 6th “activists” found a mass burial ground at Mando Kaduna cemetery along the Birnin Gwari road near Hajj camp, that had been ploughed by caterpillars. They said it contained some of the bodies of movement victims that had been killed by what has been regarded as an overhanded military “honour killing” reaction. When mass graves are found, it is a humanitarian alarm and trigger for immediate investigation. But frankly, who will…

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Falana Issues Seven-day Ultimatum over Killing of 492 Shiites by Army, Police

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana, has condemned the killing of 492 Shiites by officers of the Nigeria Army and Nigeria Police Force (NPF) from 2014 to 2018, and called for investigation into the killings. In a letter addressed to the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, Falana handed down a seven-day ultimatum to the authorities to investigate the killings or face the Special Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). “In order to restrain the heads of the Nigeria Army, Nigeria Police Force…

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