Tag: Human Right

“Nigerian authorities have failed families” – Read Amnesty International Statement

Amnesty International has called on the Nigerian Government to ensure justice is served in the case of 640 recaptured detainees killed by the Army at Giwa Barracks, Maiduguri, Borno State, in 2014. According to the global human rights group in a statement issued, despite repeated efforts to have the matter[Read More…]

Group advocates for Human rights in the Establishment of Amotekun

Prioritise Human Rights In the Establishment of Amotekun, Gavel Tells South West Governors Citizen’s Gavel, a non-governmental organization working for better and faster justice delivery,human rights promotion, and transparency and accountability in justice system, has commended the South West Governors on the Amotekuninitiative while making a strong case for Human Rights concerns.[Read More…]

To Increase Freedom, All States With Blasphemy Laws Should Repeal Them – UN Human Rights Expert Says

All States with blasphemy laws on their statute books should repeal them to increase freedom of religion or belief, a UN human rights expert has said. “Anti-blasphemy, anti-apostasy or anti-conversion laws, some of which are falsely presented as “anti-incitement” legislation, also often serve as platforms for enabling intolerance,” said Ahmed[Read More…]

Nameless Woman Is Beaten, Raped And Beheaded In A Public Square

Masika Pictured in this report is a survivor of conflict in DRC and a rape victim Eliza Anyangwe, of CNN is reporting about a seven-minute video showing a woman being beaten, raped and then beheaded in a public square in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), was circulating on the[Read More…]

“We Could Do The Photos, Or We Could Just Have Sex” – Women Share Tales of Sexual Harassment #ExposeYourPig

LONDON, Oct 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – French women have taken to social media to share tales of sexual harassment, outstripping the #MeToo campaign with a name-and-shame hashtag #BalanceTonPorc – or ‘expose your pig’. The initiative, launched by a French journalist who lives in New York, follows the #MeToo campaign,[Read More…]

Breaking: 12 Years After Apo Six, 2 Policemen Get Death Sentence, 3 Freed

A Federal High Court in Abuja has delivered the much awaited judgment on the killing of six traders in Abuja by policemen on 7 June 2005. Two of the policemen, standing trial, were sentenced to death, while three others were discharged, in the judgement delivered today by Justice Ishaq Bello. Those[Read More…]

Man Who Named His Dog Buhari Rearrested, Complainant Vow To Kill Him

The Ogun State Police Command yesterday, said it had rearrested Mr. Joe Chinakwe, who named his pet dog Buhari, noting that the suspect would be arraigned in court on Monday. It also stated that Chinakwe, who was earlier released a few days ago, was picked up again based on its belief[Read More…]

Turkey Arrests 62 Children And Charged Them With TREASON; They’re Accused of Planning The Botched Coup

Turkey has arrested 62 children and accused them of treason after the botched military coup last week.  The youngsters, aged 14 to 17, were from Kuleli Military school, the oldest of its kind in Istanbul.  They have reportedly been thrown in jail and are not allowed to speak to their[Read More…]

APC Unfit To Govern Nigeria, Says Human Right Group

By Sunday Okobi A group, Human Rights Network Initiative (HRNI), which said it has critically followed the permutations and activities of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2015 general election, has declared that the party is unfit to lead the country. HRNI, in a statement signed by its National[Read More…]