Femi Falana Urges Army To Stop Attack An Amnesty International

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has asked the Nigerian Army to end “attack, harassment and intimidation of Amnesty International (AI) and focus instead on addressing the several allegations of serious human rights violations and abuses by the Army.” The Army had on Tuesday said it would make a case for the closure of Amnesty International offices in Nigeria, alleging the human rights group “is working hard to destabilise the country.” Falana, in a statement in Lagos yesterday, said: “The Nigerian military has also been indicted by the Economic…

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Nigeria: Still no Accountability For Human Rights Very – Amnesty

Despite overwhelming evidence of human rights violations, Nigerian authorities are fueling impunity across the country by failing to ensure accountability, said Amnesty International Nigeria today as Nigeria is being reviewed at the 31st session of the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group. Amnesty International Nigeria also raises concerns about restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly and continued imposition of the death penalty. “It is clear that Nigeria is not making progress in terms of bringing human rights violators to justice. We…

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Security Forces Must Be Held Accountable For Killing Of At Least 45 Peaceful Shi’a Protesters – Amnesty

Amnesty Nigeria has said that the security forces must be held accountable for the horrific killing of at least 45 peaceful Shi’a protesters in Abuja early this week. They made this declaration in a press statement it issued yesterday. Find below the full text of the statement:   An investigation by Amnesty International shows that the horrific use of excessive force by soldiers and police led to the killing of at least 45 supporters of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) over two days, as the Shi’a Muslim group held…

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Amnesty International Condemns Army Violence Against Islamic Movement

Amnesty International Nigeria has condemned yesterday’s attacks by the Nigerian Army at members of the Islamic Movement who were on a religious procession. In a series of tweets in its Twitter handle, the foremost Rights Body decried what it described as the “Needless and increasingly frequent resort to violence by Nigerian army against supporters of IMN is unacceptable.” It therefore condemned the soldiers deadly use of force on the supporters of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria during religious procession in Zuba, escribing it as “highly reckless tactic” by the military,…

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Nigeria Must Account For Members Of Islamic Movt Who Were Victims Of Enforced Disappearances – Amnesty International

Amnesty International has accused Nigeria’s government of carrying out unlawful arrests and practicing “enforced disappearance,” calling on Abuja to clarify the fate of hundreds of Shia activists taken into custody. In a statement on Thursday, the international rights organization said the fate of at least 600 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has been unknown since their arrest in 2015. “The Nigerian government has used enforced disappearance as a longstanding tactic to silence critics and instill fear in civilian populations,” Amnesty International Nigeria Director Osai Ojigho said. “Enforced…

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Seek Justice For Zakzaky Beyond Nigeria, Amnesty Int’l Tells IMN

Amnesty International (AI) has advised the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) to seek justice for Ibrahim Zakzaky, its leader, and members held in detention by the Kaduna state government, outside the Nigerian judiciary. Osai Ojigho, AI country director, who spoke inan interview on The Osasu Show with Osasu Igbinedion, asked the group not to relent until it exhausts all options available to it to seek redress. Watch the Show here: https://youtu.be/StzTOX43_Yk Ojigho also asked the group to look for help from other organisations other than “faith-based” ones. “I think they…

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Amnesty Includes Some Rights Abuses Faced By Islamic Movement In Its 2017/2018 Report

Amnesty International (AI), has released its 2017/2018 Human Rights report on Thursday 22nd February, 2018 outlining some of the rights abuses faced by the leader and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria. In reporting Torture and other ill-treatment, the report stated that Sheikh “Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), and his wife remained in incommunicado detention without trial since their arrest in December 2015 despite a court ordering their release and compensation.” On Freedoms of assembly and association, the report stated that “The security forces…

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Two years after Nigerian soldiers murdered hundreds of Shiites, Amnesty International insists on justice

Nigerian authorities must ensure justice, truth and reparation over the military’s unlawful killing of more than 350 Shi’a Muslims in the northern city of Zaria in December 2015, Amnesty International said on the two-year anniversary of the massacre. No one has been held accountable for the killings, while the families of the missing are still awaiting news of their loved ones. Amnesty International has identified and visited the location of a possible mass grave near Mando, but it is yet to be exhumed. “The Nigerian authorities’ failure to hold anyone…

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Twitter Thread: #ZariaMassacre #MilitaryCoverup  Mass slaughter of hundreds of men, women and children by soldiers in Zaria and the attempted cover-up of the crime

1. Mass slaughter of hundreds of men, women and children by soldiers in Zaria and the attempted cover-up of this crime demonstrates an utter contempt for human life and accountability, said Amnesty International Thread by Adetutu Balogun @Tutsy22 Follow Read on Twitter 2. as it publishes evidence gathered on the ground revealing how the Nigerian military burned people alive, razed buildings and dumped victims’ bodies in mass graves. #ZariaMassacre #MilitaryCoverup 3. The true horror of what happened over those two days in Zaria is only now coming to light. Bodies…

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PRESIDENT BUHARI BURNT PEOPLE ALIVE, BURIED THEM EN MASSE – AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL [VIDEO]

Revisiting the Amnesty International report of 2016 brings a horrific scene to bear which has not yet gotten any respite whatsoever. In the events of the brutal state-perpetrator massacre in Zaria that transpired in December of 2015 that left hundreds of shia minority Muslims dead, the Buhari government is accused of having burned victims alive. Netsanet Bela of Amnesty International says in the report, The true horror of what happened over those two days in Zaria is only now coming to light. Bodies were left littered in the streets and…

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