Christine Anyanwu, publisher of the Sunday Magazine in Nigeria was detained without charge apparently for publishing articles critical of the govenrment. After an Urgent Action was issued on behalf of her and other jounralists, she was released in June, 1998. After her release, she wrote to thank all those who supported her during her imprisonment
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Take Action! - Waterfront Communities At Risk Of Forced Evictions (Nigeria: UA 234/16)
Over 30,000 thousand residents of Otodo Gbame, Lagos State, south west Nigeria were forcibly evicted by policemen and Lagos state government officials on 9 and 10 November. Hundreds of thousands more living in other settlements along creeks and waterfronts in Lagos State are at risk of forced evictions.
Amnesty International is concerned about the fairness of proceedings leading to the trial and conviction of Leonard Peltier, an Anishinabe-Lakota Native American who was convicted of murdering two FBI agents.
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