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UN INDICTS NIGERIA, KENYA GOVTS, DEMANDS RELEASE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF NNAMDI KANU

Reprieve may have come the way of the  detained leader of the  Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, as the United Nations has called for his immediate release.

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of IPOB, is being tried on the charges  of treason by the Federal Government of Nigeria in a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.

According to a document from the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, the UN, has called on the  Nigerian Government to, “immediately release Kanu unconditionally” and pay him adequate compensations for the arbitrary violation of his fundamental human rights.

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It also recommended that Government officials responsible for the torture meted to the IPOB Leader be investigated and punished.

The United Nations, had waded into the matter of the  arrest and extraordinary rendition of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from Kenya in 2021 and indicted both Nigeria and Kenya for Kanu’s unlawful arrest and rendition.

The apex world body not only wants officials responsible for his torture and rights violations punished but also given Nigeria six months to comply with the demand.

In the full opinion which was made available to newsmen, the United Nations, through the UN Human Rights Council Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, indicted both Nigeria and Kenya Governments for the arrest and extraordinary rendition, torture and continued detention of Kanu without due process.

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The UN body further directed Nigeria to report back within six months of the transmission of its opinions on Kanu’s matter, steps taken to comply with all the recommendations thereof.

It referred the case of Kanu’s torture to Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment for further consideration.

The UN Working Group also threatened to take further action to ensure the recommendations are complied with, noting that both Nigeria and Kenya are signatories to the Convention and should comply.

The 16-page report dated July 20, 2022 was adopted on April 4 by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention at its 93rd session, held between March 30 and April 8, 2022.

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