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Nigeria: Fear of ill-treatment / possible prisoner of conscience: Nnimmo Bassey

, Index number: AFR 44/011/1996

The above, a 37-year-old architect, journalist, writer, environmental and human rights campaigner, was detained on 5 June 1996 as he was leaving the country to attend a conference in Ghana organized by Friends of the Earth. He has not been charged with any offence and it is not clear whether he is being held incommunicado. AI fears that he may be facing ill-treatment in detention.

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