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NHRC receives 1,106 petitions from 5 states

The North-Central Office of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has received 1,106 cases of human right abuse from five states under its control in the last ten months.
President Rodrigo Duterte

Rodrigo Duterte: My only sin is extrajudicial killings

Critics of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte have called for his prosecution after remarks in which he appeared to take responsibility for extrajudicial killings in the country.

Nicaragua orders expulsion of UN team after critical report

The government of Nicaragua's embattled President Daniel Ortega has ordered the expulsion of a United Nations human rights team, rights groups have said.

US sanctions Myanmar military over Rohingya ‘ethnic cleansing’

The United States has imposed sanctions on four Myanmar military and police commanders and two army units, accusing them of "ethnic cleansing" against Rohingya and widespread human rights abuses.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: President Buhari’s invitation by ICC an indictment

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Netherlands was a sign of reprimand for the spate of bloodletting, extra-judicial executions, illegal arrests, arbitrary detention, torture and reported disappearances in the country.

Senate questions deployment of 30,000 policemen in Ekiti

During plenary on Tuesday, Deputy Majority Leader, Bala Ibn Na’allah, said that “It is not acceptable for public funds to be used to deploy 30,000 policemen for the Ekiti election while the government could not moblise 10,000 policemen to stop the killings in Plateau and Zamfara states.
Aboubacarr Tambadou

Gambia authorities identify exhumed bodies

Gambia's justice minister says authorities have identified four bodies exhumed last year to shed light on the circumstances of their deaths and allow their families to hold proper burials.
Wa Lone, left, and Kyaw Soe Oo were detained for reporting on army operations in Rakhine state [Antoni Slodkowski-Reuters]

Myanmar charges Reuters reporters under Official Secrets Act

A court in Myanmar has charged two jailed Reuters news agency journalists with obtaining secret state documents, moving the landmark press freedom case into its trial stage after six months of preliminary hearings.

Amnesty calls on Mali to probe extrajudicial killings

Amnesty International on Tuesday called on authorities in Mali to investigate extrajudicial killings following the discovery last week of a mass grave containing six bodies.

Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte insists war against illegal drugs will continue in spite of ICC...

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says he will not stop his war against illegal drugs in spite of an investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on extrajudicial killings related to the campaign.

Benue community accuses local militia of killings, abductions

Members of Shitile community in Katsina Ala Local Government Area of Benue State are accusing a militia of kidnapping and killing residents.

ICC to investigate Philippine’s Rodrigo Duterte over extrajudicial killings

The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague has informed the Philippine government that it will start preliminary investigation into allegations of extrajudicial killings under its campaign against illegal drugs.

Canada’s Justin Trudeau bringing up killings, rights issues an “insult” – Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said it was a “personal and official insult” when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talked to him on Tuesday about human rights and extrajudicial killings in the country.

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