Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Tag "amnesty international"

    Amnesty: Shell withholding evidence crucial to Ogoni Nine case

Amnesty: Shell withholding evidence crucial to Ogoni Nine case

Amnesty International says oil giant Shell has refused to hand over 100,000 documents on the arrest, detention, and execution of nine men by the military regime of late Sani Abacha.Ken Saro-Wiwa, outspoken author and playwright, Barinem Kiobel, John Kpuine and six others were hanged in 1995 by the Abacha regime.They are collectively known as Ogoni Nine.On June 28, four widows led [...]

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    Amnesty: Boko Haram has killed 223 civilians in Nigeria since April

Amnesty: Boko Haram has killed 223 civilians in Nigeria since April

Amnesty International, human rights watchdog, says Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria have lead to the deaths of at least 223 civilians since April.The organisation added that the real figure might be higher because some attacks might have gone unreported.“Between May and August, seven times’ more civilians were killed than in the preceding four months, while 100 civilians were killed in [...]

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    Amnesty: Hundreds of people held in secret detention across Nigeria

Amnesty: Hundreds of people held in secret detention across Nigeria

Amnesty International, human rights watchdogs, says hundreds of people are being held in secret detention across Nigeria.In a statement issued to mark the international day of the disappeared, the organisation said enforced disappearances were being used to instill fear into civilian population living in areas of the country wracked with conflict and insecurity.“The organisation fears that hundreds of people are [...]

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    Finally, US sells $593m warplanes to Nigeria

Finally, US sells $593m warplanes to Nigeria

The US has sold warplanes and weapons worth $593m to Nigeria.According to Reuters, the Pentagon notified the US Congress on Monday of the sale to Nigeria of 12 Super Tucano A-29 planes and weapons.The Super Tucano A-29, an agile, propeller-driven plane with reconnaissance and surveillance as well as attack capabilities, is made by Brazil’s EmbraeThe news agency said the move [...]

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    Biafra killings: Amnesty asks Obiano to ensure justice is served

Biafra killings: Amnesty asks Obiano to ensure justice is served

Amnesty International (AI) has asked Willie Obiano, Anambra state governor, to ensure the perpetrators of the alleged killing of pro-Biafra protesters in 2016 are brought to book.AI made this known in a statement issued by Isa Sanusi, its media manager.The group had accused the military of "extrajudicially executing" 150 members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who took to the [...]

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    Human rights violation should be accounted for, says Amnesty on panel set up by Osinbajo

Human rights violation should be accounted for, says Amnesty on panel set up by Osinbajo

Amnesty International (AI) says human rights violation should not be unaccounted for.Reacting to the judicial panel set up to investigate alleged human rights violations by the military, Osai Ojigho, director, AI Nigeria, said the commission must be independent and impartial.On Friday, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo set up a commission to investigate the allegations levelled against the military by Amnesty International.Isa Sanusi, spokesman [...]

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    Amnesty accuses Cameroon of torturing Boko Haram suspects

Amnesty accuses Cameroon of torturing Boko Haram suspects

Amnesty International on Thursday accused Cameroonian forces of torturing suspects in their campaign against the Boko Haram sect.Amnesty’s report documented 101 cases of arbitrary arrest and torture by Cameroonian troops charged with fighting the insurgents between 2013 and 2017.The human rights watchdog, said that much of the torture happening at a base that has also been used by American and [...]

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    Shell complicit in execution of Saro-Wiwa, says Amnesty

Shell complicit in execution of Saro-Wiwa, says Amnesty

Amnesty International says Shell, oil giant, is complicit in the unlawful arrest, detention and execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa, human rights activist, and eight other men by the Abacha military government in November 1995.The organisation said the allegation against Shell followed the launch of “an explosive new case against the company in the Netherlands over four of the executions”.It said the [...]

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    Army panel clears soldiers of ‘extrajudicial killing’ of IPOB, Boko Haram members

Army panel clears soldiers of ‘extrajudicial killing’ of IPOB, Boko Haram members

A special board set up by the Nigerian army says its troops are not guilty of accusations of extrajudicial killing of members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Boko Haram insurgent group.The army on Wednesday made public the findings of the board it had set up to investigate alleged human rights abuse levelled against its personnel by Amnesty [...]

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    Amnesty: Latest Boko Haram attack – the most vicious this year

Amnesty: Latest Boko Haram attack – the most vicious this year

Amnesty International has described Boko Haram attacks in Maiduguri on Wednesday has the most vicious this year.The organisation was reacting to reports of coordinated attacks by Boko Haram that killed at least 17 people and injured 34 more on Wednesday night.It asked Nigerian authorities to double their effort to protect citizens.It also asked the government to bring the actual perpetrators [...]

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    Biafra: Security forces must not repeat bloodbath of 2016, warns Amnesty

Biafra: Security forces must not repeat bloodbath of 2016, warns Amnesty

Amnesty International has asked Nigerian security forces to exercise restraint when policing demonstrations marking the 50th anniversary of the end of the Biafra War.It also asked them to avoid a repetition of the bloodbath caused by their "heavy-handed" response last year when more than 60 people were gunned down.The human rights watchdog said this in a statement issued on Tuesday.“Last [...]

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    Amnesty: Lagos celebrating 50th anniversary after rendering thousands homeless

Amnesty: Lagos celebrating 50th anniversary after rendering thousands homeless

Amnesty International says the 50th anniversary of Lagos state is coming at a time when thousands of residents have been rendered homeless as a result of forced evictions.In a statement on Wednesday, the human rights body asked Lagos state government to compensate victims of evictions.The group said those who have been sent out of their homes were in need of alternative accommodation, [...]

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    Amnesty: 271 protesters killed in West and Central Africa since 2014

Amnesty: 271 protesters killed in West and Central Africa since 2014

Over 271 protesters have been killed in West and Central Africa since 2014, Amnesty International says.The organisation disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday.In November 2016, it alleged that about 150 pro-Biafra protesters were killed by the Nigeria military in the south-east.It said human rights defenders, journalists and protesters in West and Central Africa were facing ever-higher levels of [...]

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    Amnesty demands respect for privacy of freed Chibok girls

Amnesty demands respect for privacy of freed Chibok girls

Amnesty International has urged the federal government to respect the privacy of the 82 Chibok schoolgirls released on Saturday.Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped the girls on April 14, 2014.They were reportedly released on Saturday and taken to Banki, a town in Borno.Osai Ojigho, country director of Amnesty International in Nigeria, described the release of the girls as “a big relief.”Ojigho also called [...]

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    Amnesty worried over harassment of journalists in Nigeria

Amnesty worried over harassment of journalists in Nigeria

Amnesty International has called on Nigeria authorities to end the harassment and intimidation of journalists.In a statement issued on Wednesday to mark World Press Freedom Day, the organisation said the escalating spate of arrests of journalists and intimidation of bloggers as well as the violent crushing of peaceful protests across Nigeria showed the authorities’ determination to suppress the right to [...]

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    AI names Ojigho, human rights lawyer, as its director in Nigeria

AI names Ojigho, human rights lawyer, as its director in Nigeria

Osai Ojigho, a human rights lawyer, has been named the director of Amnesty International (AI) in Nigeria.Colm Cuanachain, senior director of the office of the organisation's secretary general, disclosed this on Wednesday.Isa Sanusi, media manager of the human rights body in Nigeria,quoted Cuanachain as saying Ojigho’s appointment underscores AI’s commitment to Nigeria.“It will also ensure a strong presence in order [...]

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