Presidency accuses Amnesty International of colluding with IPOB
The Presidency has urged Nigerians to discountenance entreaties by Amnesty International, alleging that it was colluding with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to attack the country.
Nigerian security forces killed 115 persons in Southeast in six months - Amnesty International
AI blames ESN for attacks on government infrastructure, police Amnesty International has accused Nigerian security forces of using excessive forces against separatists in the country's southeast. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been campaigning for the independence of the region. The agitations, spearheaded by Nnamdi Kanu, have been met with crackdowns by the Nigerian…
Nnamdi Kanu: Nigeria restricts media coverage for IPOB leader's trial
Nigerian authorities on Monday restricted media coverage for the trial of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu in court. Kanu is facing treason and other charges which are connected to his call for the secession southeastern region of Nigeria. On June 29, Nigerian authorities announced the rearrest of IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu who…
Amnesty International opposes death penalty in Nigeria’s constitution
The Amnesty International (AI) Nigeria, yesterday, canvassed the abolition of death penalty in the nation’s constitution.
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One in three women will experience violence in her lifetime, according to Amnesty International. Her experience will deprive her of human rights, put her at risk of mental and physical health problems
US report on Lekki shooting inaccurate - Amnesty International
Amnesty International on Thursday said the United States could have taken more time to evaluate all available evidence before publishing its reports on the October 2020 Lekki toll gate shooting. The US government, in its 45th annual human rights report, said “accurate information on the fatalities” from the shooting remained fuzzy, noting that apart from…
Amnesty calls on FIFA to press Qatar on worker rights
Amnesty International on Monday called on football's global governing body FIFA to put more pressure on 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar to improve conditions for workers in the Gulf country.
Amnesty shortlists CNN’s investigation on Lekki Tollgate shooting for Media Awards
Amnesty International UK has shortlisted CNN’s Lekki Tollgate investigative report for the Amnesty UK Media Awards 2021. The investigation was shortlisted under the Broadcast News category, alongside BBC Africa Eye: Lagos Inferno: The Explosion that Rocked Nigeria; Channel 4 News: Carers in Scotland denied death in service payment; and Sky News: Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis. The…
Fourteen killed at religious site in Central Africa: Amnesty
Fourteen people, including at least two civilians, were killed inside a "religious site" as government and rebel forces fought for control of a Central African Republic (CAR) town, rights group Amnesty International said Thursday.
Amnesty strips Navalny of 'prisoner of conscience' status
Amnesty International said Wednesday that it no longer recognises jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny as a prisoner of conscience because of past "advocacy of hatred" comments but vowed to still push for his release.
Nigeria shielding killers of #EndSARS protesters, says Amnesty International
Amnesty International has accused the Nigerian Government of shielding perpetrators of the killings during the nationwide #EndSARS protest. The rights group said the government has "failed bring to justice those suspected to be responsible for the brutal crackdown by security forces on peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate and Alausa in Lagos in October…