Tuesday 04 October, 2016
Julie Ward, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament and Member, UK Labour Party, had on Tuesday 4th October 2016, called on the European Parliament to intervene in Muhammadu Buhari's gross abuse of human rights in Nigeria.
She said "Since October 2015, Nnamdi Kanu, a British Nigerian citizen and leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, has been unlawfully imprisoned by the Nigerian Department Of States Security Services despite the fact that all criminal charges against him were dropped and court order has been issued for him to be released on bail."
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Chapter 4, Section 39 of the Nigerian constitution says that every person shall be entitled to freedom of expression including freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impact ideas and information without interference."
I therefore call upon the president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, to uphold his country's constitution, to ensure Nnamdi Kanu's immediate and safe release; as well as his co-defendants: Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi."
The Nigerian government must guarantee the freedom of expression of all Nigerian citizens, including their right to protest without intimidation and end violence towards those who identify themselves as Biafrans."
And I call on my colleagues here on the European Parliament to do much more to promote human rights in Nigeria."
By Chinedu Ewulu
Published By Nwosu C.S
For Biafra Writers