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Amnesty International bemoans poor access to justice for rape survivors in Nigeria

John Chukwu Anyim Amnesty International has expressed concern that rape survivors in Nigeria are often denied justice, despite Nigerian Government’s pledge to fight against sexual and gender-based violence. In the report titled "Nigeria: A Harrowing Journey; Access To Justice for Women and Girls Survivors of Rape", the human rights Organization said  the

Nigeria urgently needs new approach to tackle insecurity – Amnesty International

John ChukwuHuman rights organisation,  Amnesty International says Nigeria needs to  urgently find a new approach and alternative, if it must address the many security challenges facing the country.Ms Osai Ojiaho, Director, Amnesty International, National office, Nigeria, said Nigeria needs an inclusive approach that must serve all persons interest and "not

War Crimes: Amnesty International urges ICC to Probe Boko Haram Atrocities, Nigeria Attacks

•Calls ICC to open full investigation Jude Johnson Amnesty International on Wednesday urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate armed attacks, looting and rapes reportedly committed by the Boko Haram in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno State. “The International Criminal Court must immediately open a full investigation into the atrocities committed by

Amnesty International to ICC: Military, Boko Haram ‘Committing Atrocities’ in Nigeria

By Wondrous Nnaemeka A non-governmental organization, Amnesty International, has asked the International Criminal Court to launch full investigation into alleged “atrocities” being committed by the military and Boko Haram terrorists in the Northeastern part of Nigeria. “The International Criminal Court (ICC) must immediately open a full investigation into atrocities committed in northeast

CISA asks Government to Sanction Amnesty International over Report

Godsgift Onyedinefu Citizens Initiative for Security Awarness (CISA) has called on the federal government to sanction international rights group, Amnesty International (AI) following its report in which it accused the military of killing and detaining older citizens in the North-East. Amnesty on Monday released a 67-page report "MY HEART IS IN

#EndSARS: policemen did not shoot at protesters, IGP tells Amnesty

John Chukwu The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has dismissed reports by human rights organisation, Amnesty International, that police personnel shot at EndSARS protesters as false, misleading and contrary to all available empirical evidences. A report by Amnesty International dated 21st October, 2020 had alleged that Police personnel shot at peaceful

Amnesty International Condemns Killing of 22 Detainees in Madagascar

​​​Godsgift Onyedinefu Amnesty International (AI) has condemned the killing of 22 detainees in Madagascar by security forces, describing it as an appalling attack on the right to life. Amnesty said the authorities must immediately initiate an independent investigation into the deaths of these detainees and bring to justice those found responsible

Nigerian Lawyers Fight Back against Police Brutality, Graft

By Nneka Chile When Divine Umukoro refused to pay police a bribe after breaking Lagos state’s night-time curfew, she says they slapped her, slashed her car tyres and threatened violence. A video of the incident went viral on Nigerian blogging sites, and Citizens’ Gavel, a non-profit organisation that fights against police misconduct,