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Nigeria: Submission on Nigeria to the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group on the Harare Declaration

, N° d'index: AFR 44/008/1997

This submission to the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group on the Harare Declaration describes Amnesty International's continuing concerns regarding the human rights situation in Nigeria. These concerns include continued and long-term detention without charge or trial of political opponents, including prisoners of conscience, in some cases incommunicado. Others concerns include detention after unfair trials and torture or ill-treatment, the continued use of the death penalty and further allegations of extrajudicial execution. Amnesty International urges the Ministerial Action Group to make public its report about the human rights situation in Nigeria and believes that the Commonwealth should set specific goals for the Nigerian government to provide safeguards to protect human rights and should take effective action to ensure that the Nigerian Government meets these goals.

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