Aug 12th, 2013
THE Nigeria Prisons Service has described as untrue the allegation of Sodomy on an inmate of Kuje Prisons Custody Abuja, Mr Charles Okah, by any Officer of the Prisons Service, as recently alleged by a Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Festus Keyamo’s law firm. It stated this in a press s...
Jul 2nd, 2013
Nigerian authorities have rearrested 49 of 175 prison inmates who escaped from their southwest city jailhouse after it was attacked by gunmen, a spokesman of the Nigerian Prisons Service said on Monday. “Forty-nine of the prisoners out of the 175 who escaped from the Akure prison yesterday (Sun...
Jan 13th, 2013
By Andreas E Peltzer, column WHAT is the task of a human rights activist? Helping victims of human rights violations may be the first answer. Now there are specialists dealing with perpetrators and victims of rights violations, which include law enforcement agencies, lawyers or psychologists. The hum...
In Southern Africa
Nov 26th, 2012
Rights groups voiced fears Monday that the Zimbabwean authorities would launch a crackdown on rights activists ahead of a referendum and elections scheduled early next year. The “situation of human rights defenders in Zimbabwe remains grim as their operating space can be further shrunk” i...
Apr 2nd, 2011
Harare – A top human rights activist has been arrested in Zimbabwe, in what Amnesty International deplores as an attempt to silence government critics. Abel Chikomo, director of the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with failing to properly register his orga...