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Nigeria: Fear of ill-treatment / Possible prisoners of conscience / Possible excessive use of force

, Index number: AFR 44/028/1998

Human rights activists and polititians Dr Usman Bugaji, Chief Bola Ige, Alhaji Lam Adesina, Chief Niyi Owolade, Ola Oni, Chief Ayo Opadokun and Olusegun Maiyegun have recently been detained by the police and may be at risk of ill-treatment, including harsh conditions of detention. The authorities have not stated the reasons for the arrest and the detainess have not been charged or tried.

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