Nigeria: Further information on legal concern / health concern / prisoners of conscience / fear of death penalties: General (Retd) Olusegun Obasanjo, Brigadier-General Lawan Gwadab, Major-General (Retd) Shehu Musa Yar'Adua, Bayo Onanuga; and new names: Ch

Nigeria: Further information on legal concern / health concern / prisoners of conscience / fear of death penalties: General (Retd) Olusegun Obasanjo, Brigadier-General Lawan Gwadab, Major-General (Retd) Shehu Musa Yar'Adua, Bayo Onanuga; and new names: Ch

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Index Number: AFR 44/003/1995
Date Published: 11 April 1995
Categories: Africa, Nigeria

AI is concerned about the continued detention, without charge or trial, of detainees accused of involvement in a coup plot whose existence is increasingly doubted. There is particular concern for the health of 78-year-old chief Meredith Adisa Akinloye, who has reportedly been held incommunicado and without access to required medication for high blood pressure at Ikoyi Prison, Lagos, since 9 March 1995. AI believes that he and others among those arrested are prisoners of conscience and is calling for their immediate and unconditional release.


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