Category Archives: Nigeria

No one to trust, nowhere to turn

By Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General. At Amnesty International, we are no strangers to suffering. Documenting human rights abuses is our daily work. Sometimes, however, we unearth evidence of such depravity that it leaves even our hardened investigators almost … Continue reading

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Our voice, our rhythm, our rights

By Fubara Tokuibiye Samuel There are two days in my life that I will never forget. The first is the 12th October 2009. On that day I was with a group of peaceful protesters gunned down by security forces. The … Continue reading

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A world free from torture: Imagine that.

We have that world clearly in our sights. Amnesty has campaigned to stop torture for over 50 years, and we are not giving up. Because torture is never, ever justified. It is barbaric and inhumane. As our timeline on pages … Continue reading

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Amnesty International stands by claims about Chibok raid

By Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General On Friday night, Nigerian information minister Labaran Maku went on the radio to denounce evidence obtained by Amnesty International which, we had said, showed the Nigerian security forces received advance warning of the … Continue reading

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Nigeria’s serious test of stability

By Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General As Nigeria takes centre stage hosting the World Economic Forum on Africa, events in recent weeks have tarnished its image as a country that has come of age. In April, as Africa’s most … Continue reading

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