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NHRC EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER ALLEGED THREAT TO AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

Posted: 2019-08-07


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has expressed concern over allegations of threat to Amnesty International (AI) by unnamed groups saying that nobody or institution has the right to oust any lawful organisation from exercising it's freedom of association and expression in Nigeria without an order of a court of competent jurisdiction.

Executive Secretary of the Commission, Tony Ojukwu Esq in statement in Abuja cautioned anybody, group or institution who are responsible for organising such unwarranted threat to desist forthwith from such acts. This is following incampment of unknown groups outside the premises Amnesty International in Abuja requesting them to leave the country.

According to the Executive Secretary, Amnesty International is an organisation with a global presence, working in strategic areas to ensure protection of human rights, the security and safety of citizens and poverty eradication among others.

"It will therefore serve no purpose to engage in campaign of calumny against the body just to discredit it because of differences of opinion", Ojukwu stated.

The Commission is urging the AI to remain focused on its efforts to entrench good governance and not allow itself to be cowed by any threat, assuring them of the Commission's unwavering support as a reliable partner for the promotion and protection of human rights in Nigeria.

Lambert Oparah

Director Corporate Affairs & External Linkages, NHRC.


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