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Amnesty International Lauds FG Over Trial Of Boko Haram Suspects

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Amnesty International, a London based non-governmental organisation focused on human rights has commended the federal government over trial of suspected Boko Haram terrorists.

Amnesty International described the ongoing litigation as good progress for the justice sector.

Country director of the human rights organisation, Osai Ojigho, in a letter addressed to the attorney general of the Federation, minister of Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN), expressed satisfaction with the legal process.

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed in a statement said a copy of the letter was made available to his office.

According to the statement signed by his special adviser, Mr Segun Adeyemi, the minister noted that delegates of Amnesty International were invited to observe the proceedings.

He explained that Amnesty International confirmed that its delegates, who were invited to observe the proceedings at the third phase of the trial at Wawa Military Cantonment, Kainji, New Bussa, Niger State, between 8th and 11th July, 2018, certified that the suspects were treated with respect and decorum.

The letter reads in part: “Amnesty International has repeatedly and unequivocally condemned the attacks by members of Boko Haram. We have repeatedly urged the Nigerian government to conduct thorough and independent investigations into the alleged human rights violations and abuses, with a view to bringing suspected perpetrators to justice in a fair trial without recourse to the death penalty and this indeed is a good progress for the justice sector.”

The organisation, however, expressed the hope that it will also be invited to observe future trials.



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