Nigerian government misleads world about death penalty record

December 18, 2007 in news by Emma

Amnesty International revealed yesterday that secret executions have been taking place in Nigeria’s prisons, despite recent assurances by the government that Nigeria has not executed ‘in years’.

Erwin van der Borght, Director of Amnesty International’s Africa Programme said:

‘The Nigerian government has been misleading the world – and they must now come clean on their death penalty record, establish an immediate moratorium on all executions in the country, and fully investigate how something like this could have happened.’

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