2 Years After #EndSARS Protest, Over 40 Protesters Languish In Nigerian Prisons, Police Torture, Abuse Continue – Amnesty International

 Amnesty International, a worldwide human rights advocacy organization, has mentioned the folks who have been arrested for the duration of the #EndSARS protest

The organization lamented that over forty protesters are nevertheless in prisons throughout Nigeria  years after the #EndSARS protest.

In October 2020, many Nigerian youths stormed the streets in a few states of the federation to protest towards police brutality and speak to for the disbandment of a police unit infamous for extrajudicial killings and human rights violations, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

However, a number of the protesters have been attacked and killed via way of means of the police. Although the authorities in the end disbanded SARS, it did now no longer prevent police brutality.

The authorities additionally didn't put in force different needs made via way of means of the protesters along with enhancing the welfare of police personnel.  

According to Amnesty International, panels installation to analyze police impunity additionally didn't supply justice to sufferers.

In a declaration published on Twitter on Thursday, October 20, 2022, to mark the second one memorial of #EndSARS, the organization stated, “Two years after the #EndSARS protests, over forty protesters are nevertheless languishing in prisons throughout Nigeria, Amnesty International stated today, whilst panels installation to analyze police impunity have didn't supply justice to masses of sufferers of police brutality.

“Two years ago, the Nigerian navy and police killed as a minimum 12 humans at Lekki toll Gate and in Alausa, Lagos State, whilst pro-authorities armed businesses intentionally instigated violence at many #EndSARS demonstrations in different elements of the country. #LekkiMassacre.

“A in addition twenty-one #EndSARS protesters have been held incommunicado for 15 months at Afaraukwu Correctional Service in Umuahia in Abia nation for collaborating withinside the protests. On Friday four February 2022, they have been launched with out rate following an intervention via way of means of @AmnestyNigeria.

“Many #EndSARS protesters informed Amnesty International that they have been tortured whilst in detention. Police abuse took place in detention centres in police stations and different conserving facilities, and internal police vehicles. Several instances quantity to torture and different ill-treatment.”

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