Nigeria To Defend Death Penalty

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Olugbenga Ashiru, at a consultative forum on the forthcoming review of human rights in Nigeria under the UN Universal Period Review (UPR), acknowledged that executions in Edo would likely come up when the country appears before the UN human rights council in Geneva this October for a periodic review of its human rights.

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FG ready to defend Edo executions -Minister

Nigerian Tribune

THE Federal Government is ready to defend the recent execution of four convicts in Edo State, which ended a seven-year moratorium on death penalty in the country. Foreign Affairs Minister, Olugbenga Ashiru, gave the indication in Abuja on Friday at a 
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Ashiru Defends Oshiomhole Over Execution Of Prisoners

The Guardian Nigeria

Meanwhile, the European Union (UN) had earlier in the week issued a release condemning the act, urging authorities across Nigeria to halt future executions. Addressing journalists in Abuja Friday at the stakeholders’ consultative forum on the 2nd cycle of 
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Lawyers file appeal to halt 5th Nigerian execution

Boston.com

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Human rights lawyers have filed an urgent appeal to try to prevent Nigerian authorities from executing a convicted armed robber by firing squad, two organizations said Thursday. The suit filed Wednesday argues it is unconstitutional to 
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“They almost executed him secretly”

Amnesty International

They had taken him to the gallows and asked him to write a will and told him that they should pass some of the things he had to me, because I’m the only son. They didn’t call us. They didn’t even ask him if there was anyone they could contact. They almost 
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