Nigeria: Further information on: prisoner of conscience / legal concern / health concern

Nigeria: Further information on: prisoner of conscience / legal concern / health concern

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Index Number: AFR 44/034/1996
Date Published: 26 November 1996
Categories: Africa, Nigeria

Chief Gani Fawehinmi, aged about 57, lawyer, human rights activist, President of the National Conscience Party (NCP); Femi Falana, lawyer, human rights activist, President of the National Association of Democratic Lawyers, Femi Aborisade, leading member of the NCP, human rights activist: On 20 November 1996 the three prisoners of conscience named above were released unconditionally. The authorities have given no explanation for their incommunicado detention without charge or trial which lasted for nearly a year.


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