Category Archives: Nigeria

“I want them to show compassion for my dad”

Solomon Ebhogadhe speaks to Amnesty about his hope that his father will be freed from death row and prison one day. On 16 June 2013, ThankGod Ebhos was dragged to the gallows in Benin Prison, Nigeria. He was forced to … Continue reading

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Burden of proof: Niger Delta communities learn the ropes of oil spill monitoring

By Joe Westby, Corporate Campaigner, Amnesty International; and Onyekachi Okoro, Media for Justice Programme, Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) “People are dying silently. The oil companies bring sickness to our communities”, a man from a polluted community … Continue reading

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Flogged for daring to love

By Makmid Kamara, Nigeria researcher at Amnesty International. The image of a man laying on a bench in a packed court room in northern Nigeria, screaming in pain as he was being lashed 20 times with an oil-smeared whip is … Continue reading

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Living for love, dying because of hate: the rising tide of homophobia in Africa

Jean-Claude Roger Mbede died an untimely death on 10 January in his hometown, Ngoumou, Cameroon. According to media reports, his family prevented him from receiving necessary medical treatment – leaving him fighting for his life whilst his lawyers fought in … Continue reading

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Read WIRE November/December and join the world’s biggest human rights event!

Every year, around Human Rights Day in December, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide send a message to someone they’ve never met. It’s a classic Amnesty technique: 52 years of human rights work show that words really do have the … Continue reading

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