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Nigeria: further information on: prisoner of conscience / legal concern and new health concern

, Index number: AFR 44/006/1996

Chief Gani Fawehinmi, aged about 57, lawyer, human rights activist, President of the National Conscience Party (NCP): new names: Femi Falana, lawyer, human rights activist, President of the National Association of Democratic Lawyers, Femi Aborisade, leading member of the NCP, human rights activist: two more human rights defenders have been arrested and detained incommunicado without charge. All three are named above are former prisoners of conscience. Chief Gani Fawehinmi has been ill since detention in 1989. In spite of a court ruling allowing his family to deliver medication, his wife has continued to be denied access or deliver drugs for him.

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