Amnesty Worldwide Alleges Risk To Staff’ Lives
File photograph: Protesters at Lekki toll gate
Amnesty Worldwide, the worldwide rights organisation, has stated its staff’ lives are at risk.
The organisation alleged that the lives of his workers had been at risk following its experiences of the Lekki shootings of October 20, 2020.
Amnesty, in an announcement on Friday, stated some faceless teams issued threats to assault its staff and workplace premises.
It, subsequently, referred to as on the Nigerian authorities to “to make sure the safety of lives and properties of each particular person within the nation”.
The assertion learn, “Amnesty Worldwide attracts the eye of the Nigerian authorities and most people to the intimidation and outright threats of assaults that had been issued towards its workers, supporters, and premises by a faceless and unknown group at a press convention held on four November 2020.
“Comparable faceless teams had beforehand invaded our workplace and given us ultimatum to go away Nigeria.
“Amnesty Worldwide is a world human rights motion and we’re unbiased of any authorities. Our mandate is to carry authorities to account for his or her human proper obligations and commitments. This, we’ve constantly executed since June 1967 once we first began working in and on Nigeria.
“Each particular person whose rights are violated is entitled to an efficient treatment. Exposing human rights violations and searching for redress for them is basically depending on the diploma of safety loved by civil society teams like Amnesty Worldwide.
“The Nigerian authorities owe a authorized responsibility to make sure the safety of lives and properties of each particular person within the nation. Malicious threats won’t deter us from persevering with to talk towards human rights violations and abuses by state and non-state actors.”
The PUNCH had earlier reported that Amnesty launched the timeline of the shootings of #EndSARS protesters on the Lekki toll plaza.