AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL DEMANDS TRIAL OF NIGERIAN MILLITARY

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL DEMANDS TRIAL OF NIGERIAN MILLITARY

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– AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL DEMANDS TRIAL OF NIGERIAN MILLITARY FOR EXTRA JUDICIAL KILLING

– Kaduna state government report echoes that of Amnesty international

– Calls are made for the trials of officers who engaged in the killing

 -Requests that detained Shiite members be charged to court or released

 

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL DEMANDS TRIAL OF NIGERIAN MILLITARY FOR EXTRA JUDICIAL KILLING

Amnesty International has today said that has acknowledgement the slaughtering and revelation of the secret burial of 347 members of a Shi’ite religious group.

The mass burial graves by the Nigerian army must be urgently investigated. They added that anyone suspected of criminal responsibility for these crimes must be brought to trial.

The acknowledgment of the extrajudicial killings which took place between 12th and 14th December 2015 in Zaria, was made by a Kaduna government official at a Public Hearing of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry on Monday.

The acknowledgement affirms Amnesty International’s findings.

“The horrific revelation by the Kaduna State government that hundreds of Shiites were gunned down and dumped in mass graves is an important first step to bringing all those suspected of criminal responsibility for this atrocity to trial,” said Country Director of Amnesty International Nigeria, M.K. Ibrahim.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL DEMANDS TRIAL OF NIGERIAN MILLITARY FOR EXTRA JUDICIAL KILLING

“It is now imperative that the mass grave sites are protected in order that a full independent forensic investigation can begin. The bodies must be exhumed and Nigerian authorities should immediately reveal the whereabouts of those held in unacknowledged detention and either charge or release them.”

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Amnesty International has been conducting research in the Zaria killings since January 2016. According to sources, a comprehensive report will be published in the near future.

Amnesty International is an organization where they campaigned for a world where human rights are enjoyed. the organization is a global movement of more than Seven million people in over 150  countries and territories who campaign to end abuses of human rights.

The Kaduna State Government on Monday announced that 347 persons were killed during the December 12 Shiite Nigerian Army clash in Zaria.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL DEMANDS TRIAL OF NIGERIAN MILLITARY FOR EXTRA JUDICIAL KILLING