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Nigeria: Are human rights on the political agenda?

, Index number: AFR 44/013/2007

As Mr Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar'adua takes office as President of Nigeria, Amnesty International is calling on the new president to place human rights at the top of his political agenda. Despite considerable improvements in the human rights situation since the return to civilian rule in 1999, there remain a number of issues which give cause for concern, such as violence against women, the death penalty, extrajudicial executions, torture, and impunity. Amnesty International is calling on the new President to implement a clear agenda for human rights which should include the ten points detailed in this document.

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