Human Rights Abuse: Amnesty International presents report on Nigeria to the UN
Amnesty International says it is presenting a joint report with the Human Rights Watch to the United Nations Human Rights Council(UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland on Thursday concerning Nigeria’s record of human rights violation.
Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is a London-based non-governmental organization focused on human rights. The organization has more than seven million members and supporters around the world.
“Universal Periodic Review (UPR) periodically examines the human rights performance of all 193 UN Member States. Join us at mid-day today for update on submission of Amnesty International on state of Human Rights in Nigeria.
“We are in Geneva live to tell the world what is happening regarding human rights in Nigeria at UN Human Rights Council” Amnesty International announced on Thursday morning.
According to the human rights watchdog, Nigeria’s Human Rights Violations include Murder of over 350 Shiites; including children in Zaria in Dec. 2015, violent crackdown & murder of over 150 Biafra supporters between 2015-2016, and almost 4000 Nigerians killed in the herders-farmers clashes in 3-years.
It also said failure to prevent employers from discriminating in recruitment (based on sex, disability, race, political opinion, social origin, HIV status, etc.) is a violation of human rights.