By Sara MacNeice, Stop Torture Campaign Manager, Amnesty International
For many 16 year olds the worst thing imaginable is homework and school exams. But Moses Akatugba was full of hope for the future as he anxiously awaited his school results, until his life took a terrible turn.
On the 27 November 2005, Moses was arrested by the Nigerian army, accused of stealing three mobile phones. He says he was tortured – shot in the hand, and taken to a police station where he was beaten and hung from a ceiling fan for hours.
After eight years in prison, forced under torture to confess, Moses was sentenced to death by hanging.
In 10 DAYS time it is Independence Day in Nigeria. A day when traditionally the Governor of the Niger Delta, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, overturns death sentences for a few selected prisoners. This gives us a real chance to save Moses’ life.
SO WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Emmanuel Uduaghan is on Twitter and Facebook, we don’t have much time so let’s make sure he hears our call – just 2 CLICKS and you can make your voice heard!
RETWEET the below message or send your own message to @euduaghan and tell him to commute Moses’ death sentence and carry out a full investigation into his torture.
WANT TO DO MORE?
Write your own personal message on the Governor’s Facebook account demanding Moses’ death sentence is commuted in 10 days and his torture investigated. Write your message here:https://www.facebook.com/euduaghan
Please also SIGN and SHARE our petition for Moses.