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Nigeria: Further information: Activists jailed for peaceful protest released: Larry Emmanuel, Victor Anene Udoka

Index Number: AFR 44/4340/2021

On 18 June, activists Larry Emmanuel and Victor Anene Udoka, who were unlawfully detained in Nigeria, were released on bail after spending 72 days in detention. They were tortured by unidentified men on 5 April while peacefully protesting against corruption and the poor human rights situation in Nigeria and distributing posters that were perceived to be critical of President Muhammadu Buhari. A few days later, they were turned over to the police and were subsequently transferred to the Nigeria Correctional Centre, located in Kogi State, in north central Nigeria.

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