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The Amnesty International has blamed the military for the death of about 45 supporters of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) ,over two days, as they held a peaceful religious procession around Abuja.
Amnesty International has accused the Nigerian military of resorting to threats and a smear campaign since May 24 when it released its report (“They Betrayed Us”) documenting the prevalence of sexual violence against women and girls detained in militarised ‘satellite camps’ under the control of soldiers and militia.
Some protesters stormed the office of Amnesty International in Abuja on Wednesday, accusing the human rights group of blackmailing the military.
Amnesty International (AI) has called on the federal government to investigate the alleged crimes perpetrated by the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).
More than 2,300 suspected members of the jihadist group Boko Haram were expected to appear in court in Nigeria from Monday in unprecedented mass trials to be held behind closed doors.
“We, therefore, call on the government to ensure that victims of human rights violations are allowed to present evidence to the commission without fear and with all the necessary protection,” the statement read.
President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to the Institute of Chartered Biochemist and Molecular Biologists of Nigeria Bill 2018, recently passed by the National Assembly.
Palm Springs, California, last year became the first locality in the U.S. to do so, according to the Victory Fund, which tracks lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer candidates and elected officials, NBC News reports.
Eden Hazard will step up his return from a back injury when Chelsea take on BATE in Belarus on Thursday, head coach Maurizio Sarri has confirmed.
Democrats have pledged to check U.S. president, Donald Trump, after seizing U.S. house control in Tuesday’s polls.
The Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) says achieving a good health system will require collaborative efforts among partners in health.