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Biafra: 16 members of European parliament ask EU to challenge Buhari, DSS

Some Members from the European parliament (MEP) have ascended in support of the pioneer of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu.

The MEPs – 16 in number – in a joint letter have asked the European Union High Commission to make a move on human rights mishandle against individuals from the IPOB.

The letter tended to the High Representative and VP of the EU high commission Federica Mogherini said the unlawful detainment of Kanu and the viciousness against IPOB individuals by Nigerian government must be investigated.

The letter which was dated Monday, December 19, said Kanu has been unlawfully detained since October 14, 2015, in spite of being absolved of all charges brought against him by the Department of State Services.

It was marked by Julie Ward, Ana Gomes, Bart Staes, Beatriz Becerra, Brando Benifei, Catherine Stihler, Ernest Urtasun, Eva Joly and Hilde Vautmans.

Others signatories to letter include: Jude Kirton-Darling, Kati Piri, Miapetra, Kumpula-Natri, Michèle Rivasi, Nessa Childers, Pascal Durand and Philippe Lamberts.

The letter read in parts: “The powers blamed Kanu and his two co-respondents, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi, of attempting to oust the Nigerian head of state by communicating secessionist publicity on the underground media outlet Radio Biafra, which crusades for the freedom of Biafra from Nigeria. Kanu, Madubugwu and Nwawuisi deny all charges brought against them.”

“On nineteenth October in Abuja, the Chief Magistrate, Honorable Shuaibu, released Kanu of every criminal accusation including the affirmation of overseeing and having a place with an unlawful society, criminal terrorizing and of criminal connivance. Shuaibu conceded Kanu safeguard, of which every one of the conditions were met, however the Department of State Services declined to discharge him,” the letter said.

The MEPs said charges of criminal connivance, taking part in unlawful society and criminal terrorizing were then pulled back on December 16, 2015, yet at the same time Kanu, Madubugwu and Nwawuisi have not been discharged.

“On seventeenth December 2015, Justice Adeniyi Ademola requested the genuine arrival of Kanu from the care of the Department of State Security Services, yet this was not authorized.

“Kanu’s insight has since spoke to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to guarantee his protected discharge, yet without much of any result. A court case on fifth October 2016 was later suspended to eighth November, which has now been revised to ninth February 2017, because of the Nigeria Department of State Services inability to convey Kanu to court,” it said.

It likewise blamed the Nigerian government for sending notices to the ECOWAS people group court sitting in Abuja not to intercede in Kanu’s proceeded with confinement and trial.

Unmistakably the principal human privileges of Kanu, Madubugwu and Nwawuisi are as a rule terribly disregarded. Human Rights Watch have reported of the infringement of the litigants’ rights, including their entitlement to a reasonable trial.

“Besides, the Nigerian Government is additionally supposedly disregarding the human privileges of Biafran activists. Scores of Biafrans are in detainment for endeavoring to hold or take part in quiet gatherings,” the letter included.

It additionally blamed the Nigerian government and security powers of utilizing exorbitant drive against expert Biafran activists who have set out on quiet challenge in Nigeria.

Alluding to Amnesty International’s reports on instances of captures, vanishing and torment of IPOB individuals by security agents, the MEPs said, tragically that no examinations have been done.

The privilege to serene get together and relationship, and additionally the privilege of opportunity of expression, is ensured by the Nigerian constitution. Worldwide human rights gauges likewise require that law implementation authorities must, beyond what many would consider possible, apply peaceful means.

“Unmistakably the Nigerian powers are not working as for the Nigerian constitution or the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

The letter likewise said: “for the benefit of the European Union, particularly in regard to the EU-Nigeria association, the Nigeria EU Joint Way Forward, the improvements of the sixth Nigeria-EU pastoral exchange and the way that Nigeria is a beneficiary of EU help, we call upon you to:

“Advocate for the quick and safe arrival of Nnamdi Kanu and co-litigants Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi,”

They likewise approached the EU High Commission to challenge the activities of the President Muhammadu Buhari, and the DSS as to the detainment of Kanu, Madubugwu and Nwawuisi.

They required a fair examination concerning the capture, upheld vanishing, torment and murdering of supporters and individuals from different genius Biafran assembles and censure the unsatisfactory viciousness against Biafran supporters by Nigerian security powers.

They additionally encouraged the EU to accomplish more to push the Nigerian government to shield human rights in Nigeria by calling for assurances on the opportunity of articulation of every single Nigerian resident, including their entitlement to dissent without mischief, and the end of viciousness towards Biafrans.

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