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    Falana to FG: Direct police, navy to publish names of all detainees

Falana to FG: Direct police, navy to publish names of all detainees

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked the federal government to direct all security agencies in Nigeria to publish the names of all detainees and their places of detention. He also asked that the police and other security forces be prohibited from subjecting Nigerians to any form of incommunicado detention. Falana had earlier threatened to sue the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) for failing [...]

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    ‘We don’t know where they are’ — navy speaks on 15 detainees

‘We don’t know where they are’ — navy speaks on 15 detainees

The Nigerian navy says it does not know the whereabouts of the 15 citizens who have been detained for seven months without trial. According to PUNCH, Suleman Dahun, navy’s director of information, disclosed this on Monday claiming that the detainees had disappeared from custody. “We don’t know where they are,” PUNCH quoted him to have said. The detainees including Dada Labinjo, a [...]

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    Falana writes Seiyefa: Disclose identities of 294 detainees in DSS custody

Falana writes Seiyefa: Disclose identities of 294 detainees in DSS custody

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked Mathew Seiyefa, acting director-general of the Department of State Service (DSS), to release the names of 294 detainees in custody of the service. In a letter to Seiyefa on Tuesday, the lawyer accused the DSS of impunity, saying the detention of the suspects for over two years amounts to infringement of their fundamental human right. The letter reads [...]

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