Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "detention"

    Shi’ites hit the street as Zakzaky spends 1000 days in detention

Shi’ites hit the street as Zakzaky spends 1000 days in detention

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) staged a peaceful protest to mark 1000 days of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, its leader, in detention.The protest was staged in Abuja on Friday.Zakyzaky has been in detention since December 2015 when his followers clashed with some soldiers in Zaria, Kaduna state.The sect has held series of protests over the continued detention of its [...]

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    ‘Go to Owerri prison’ — police respond to inquiry on arrest of female IPOB supporters

‘Go to Owerri prison’ — police respond to inquiry on arrest of female IPOB supporters

The Nigeria police force have declined to speak on the offence committed by the 114 women recently arrested in Owerri, Imo state.The women were protesting the "disappearance" of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) when they were picked by the police on Friday and subsequently charged to court.Kanu has not been seen in public since IPOB [...]

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    Illegal detention: Falana seeks monthly inspection of police stations in Lagos

Illegal detention: Falana seeks monthly inspection of police stations in Lagos

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked Olufunmilayo Oke, chief judge of Lagos, to order the monthly inspection of police stations in the state in a bid to check illegal detention.In a letter dated December 15, Falana said the state's chief magistrates should be saddled with the responsibility.He said the chief magistrates should also be given the mandate of inspecting [...]

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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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    Human rights groups demands release of Nigerian journalist jailed in Cameroon

Human rights groups demands release of Nigerian journalist jailed in Cameroon

Amnesty International, Reporters Without Borders and civil society groups have demanded the release of Ahmed Abba, a Nigerian journalist jailed in Cameroon "for reporting Boko Haram activities".Abba, a Radio France Internationale correspondent in Cameroon, was given a ten-year jail term in April 2017 by the Cameroonian government.In a statement jointly issued on Thursday, the groups, numbering 36, condemned Abba's “unjust” [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Dasuki still in detention because of other charges

Garba Shehu: Dasuki still in detention because of other charges

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), is still in detention despite court orders for his release because there are other charges against him.Dasuki has been in the Department of State services (DSS) detention since December 2015 despite orders for his release by three courts. He is facing separate charges of money laundering and illegal [...]

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    On final day of ultimatum, Amnesty asks FG to release El-Zakzaky ‘now’

On final day of ultimatum, Amnesty asks FG to release El-Zakzaky ‘now’

Amnesty International has called on the federal government to immediately release Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), and his wife.On December 2, 2016, Gabriel Kolawole, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, had directed the Department of State Services (DSS) to release the detainees within 45 days.He also ordered the government to pay a compensation of [...]

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    AI: How toddlers are tortured to death in Maiduguri

AI: How toddlers are tortured to death in Maiduguri

Eleven children under the age of six, including four babies, were among 149 people who have died this year following their detention in horrendous conditions in Giwa barracks detention centre in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Amnesty International has said.Evidence gathered through interviews with former detainees and eyewitnesses, supported by video and photos, shows many detainees may have died from disease, hunger, dehydration, and gunshots wounds, it added.The [...]

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