Lagos - International Society for Civil Liberties
and the Rule of Law (INTERSOCIETY) has written to leaders of the United Nations
and other influential countries seeking the freedom of leader of the Indigenous
People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, and other victims of alleged atrocities
The organization has petitioned UN Secretary General, Ban
Ki-Moon, and his human rights commissioners, and the United States President,
Barack Obama and his British Prime Minister, Theresa May, ahead of the 71st
Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Buhari is among more than 190 leaders attending the UN
meetings in the United States.
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“This (justice appeal) we respectfully seek through your
(leadfers’) informed voices, wise counselling and unbiased diplomatic
interventions, to be appropriately and timely directed to the President of the
Federal Republic of Nigeria by name: Mr. Muhammadu Buhari,” INTERSOCIETY wrote.
The world leaders were alerted to the fact that apart from
holding Citizen Nnamdi Kanu for eleven months now without trial, four orders of
the courts of constitutional records given for his bail and discharge were all
“Citizen Nnamdi Kanu was kept in detention for months while
the Buhari Presidency was busy searching for a conformist Judge to jail him at
all costs. Since then, it has been one pre-trial arraignment and gimmickry to
another,” INTERSOCIETY wrote.
In conclusion, INTERSOCIETY called on international leaders
to investigate and condemn all forms of human rights abuse particularly
unprovoked attacks and killing of unarmed citizens, criminalization and
stigmatization of rights to freedom of association, assembl, of expression and
“reckless” use of state violence in public governance approaches.
Kanu is charged with "criminal conspiracy, intimidation
and membership of an illegal organization."
- CAJ News