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Amnesty International wants Sudan’s Bashir handed to ICC

Ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir should be handed over to the International Criminal Court, Amnesty International said after the army overthrew his three-decade iron rule on Thursday. The London-based human rights organisation also urged the military authorities to ensure that new emergency laws do not undermine civil liberties. “Bashir is wanted for

Amnesty International and Its War On Honesty

By Ayo Akanji For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others — Nelson Mandela The stated mission of Amnesty International, an NGO founded by Peter Benenson in 1961 is to “campaign for a world in

Army debunks report claiming Boko Haram killed 60 in Rann

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian Army has dismissed the report by Amnesty International claiming sixty people were killed in Boko haram attack in Rann community of Borno State as false. Amnesty International had claimed in its report that Boko Haram insurgents attacked the community after Nigerian troops withdrew from the area. Col. Onyema

60 killed in Boko Haram Attack in Rann — Amnesty International

Boko Haram has killed at least 60 people in renewed attack on the Northeast town of Rann on Monday, Amnesty International said on Friday. The attack was one of the bloodiest in the group's decade-long insurgency. It came two weeks after Boko Haram had overrun the same town, driving out Nigerian

Zamfara: 50 killed in two weeks, says Amnesty International

The Amnesty International has stated that no fewer than 50 people have been killed in three local government areas of zamfara within two weeks. The human rights organisation, via its Twitter account, said, “#Zamfara: Our findings show that at least 50 people have been killed in Birnin Magaji, Maradun and Tsafe

Nigeria vs AI: Consequences of ignoring credible reports on rights violations–Intersociety

Emeka Umeagbalasi, Uju Joy Igboeli and Chidinma Udegbunam   Combination of Government insincerity and dishonesty, falsehood and propaganda, ethnic chauvinism and religious extremism, tribalism and nepotism, militarization and failed intelligence, incorrigibility and entrenched impunity and intolerance and censorship are the fundamental drawbacks inherent in the central Administration of Retired Major Gen Muhammadu

Amnesty International report on Nigeria biased, inaccurate, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed the allegations by Amnesty International that the Nigerian Army is working to destabilize the country as biased and inaccurate. The Nigerian army had on Monday called for the closure of the Amnesty International offices in Nigeria over its allegations. Reacting, the Senior Special Assistant to the President

Knifar Women:  AI demands justice for victims of Boko Haram, military ‘assaults’

•Launches online campaign, secures 2000 volunteers    Senator Iroegbu  The global human rights watchdog, Amnesty International (AI) has demanded justice thousands of women in North East Nigeria, who were rescued from Boko Haram terrorists but allegedly molested by the Nigerian military. These women have since bandied themselves into a group under the umbrella of

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