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Documents: List Of UN Demands In Queries To Nigerian, Kenyan Governments Over Nnamdi Kanu’s Arrest, Extradition, Others

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The United Nations Working Group has asked Nigerian and Kenyan legislatures to clarify how the head of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu was captured and therefore removed.

The Nigerian government had in June declared Kanu’s capture and ‘removal’ from Kenya to keep on confronting preliminary in Nigeria.

He is dealing with indictments verging on backstabbing lawful offense established against him at the court in light of long stretches of the mission for the Independent Republic of Biafra through IPOB.

The IPOB pioneer was allowed bail in April 2017 for wellbeing reasons however he escaped Nigeria following an attack of his home in Abia State by the military.

In any case, the United Nations Working Group on self-assertive confinement, under the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR), requested clarifications in regards to Kanu’s unlawful capture and snatching in independent letters to the Nigerian and Kenyan legislatures on August 26, 2021.

The UN gathering noted in the two letters that it additionally sent the British government, and the Nigerian or Kenyan government all things considered.

The gathering involves researchers and specialists who work in basic freedoms issues and related laws.

It noted in the two letters that it got data “concerning claims of implemented vanishing, subjective confinement, torment and abuse of Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, by Kenyan security authorities, just as his illicit version to Nigeria, to confront preliminary for illegal intimidation related charges, which are accepted to be connected to his initiative of the ‘Native People of Biafra (IPOB)’ bunch. It requested the public authority to react to the charges from Kanu’s unlawful snatching, abuse and others”.



It noticed that as a component of the charges, “In May 2021, Mr. Kanu went to Nairobi, Kenya. On 19 June 2021, he went to get a companion from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and was supposedly stole. For the following ten days, Mr. Kanu’s destiny and whereabouts were obscure.

“It was subsequently announced that during his implemented vanishing, Mr. Kanu had been captured at the air terminal’s parking area, by a gathering of furnished men in uniform accepted to be Kenyan authorities, without warrant or legal request, who cuffed and blindfolded him and drove him into a vehicle. He was then taken to a private house, where he was kept for 8 days and purportedly exposed to torment and abuse. During this period, Mr. Kanu was affixed to the floor consistently, routinely beaten with a material over his mouth to keep him from shouting, provoked and called a ‘fear based oppressor Jew Biafran’, denied admittance to shower and latrine offices, expecting him to pee and poo where he was fastened, and was taken care of bread and water one time per day.



“Following 8 days of discretionary confinement in Kenya, Mr. Kanu was headed to the landing area of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, given over to Nigerian security authorities, with no type of removal or legal cycle, and taken on board a personal luxury plane to Abuja, Nigeria. On 29 June 2021, Mr. Kanu showed up before the Nigerian Federal High Court, in Abuja, in binds and leg limitations, and was summoned, without admittance to lawful portrayal, in light of past charges brought against him in 2015.”

The UN gathering, thusly, expressed that: “Considering the criticalness of the matter, we would see the value in a reaction on the underlying advances taken by your Excellency’s Government to protect the privileges of the previously mentioned individual in consistence with global instruments.”

From the Nigerian Government drove by Muhammadu Buhari, it mentioned that it ought to “If it’s not too much trouble, give any extra data and any remark you might have on the previously mentioned charges.



“Kindly give point by point data on the present status of soundness of Mr. Kanu and the actions attempted, or forseen, to forestall any hopeless harm to his life and individual honesty and to guarantee that he approaches the prescriptions and clinical treatment needed by his medical issue.

“If it’s not too much trouble, give nitty gritty data on the conditions under which Mr. Kanu was captured, coercively vanished prior to being given over to Nigerian specialists and moved from Nairobi to Abuja. If it’s not too much trouble, likewise explain any worldwide participation estimates that might have occurred to capture and move Mr. Kanu and give any global capture warrant that might have been given against him, before his capture.



“If it’s not too much trouble, give point by point data on the verifiable and lawful grounds of the capture and detainment of Mr. Kanu, just as formal charges against him, and the lawful arrangements used to charge him.

“Kindly give full data on the period between 19 – 29 June 2021, during which Mr. Kanu was exposed to authorized vanishing, remembering his whereabouts and the conditions for which he was held, on the casual detainment offices during this period and clarify how this is viable with the global common freedoms commitments of Nigeria. Kindly give data on whether an examination was completed into the supposed upheld vanishing of Mr. Kanu during this timeframe, and regardless of whether those dependable have been considered responsible.

“Kindly give data on the actions taken to explore the previously mentioned claims of torment and abuse executed against Mr. Kanu during his confinement in Nigeria and to consider those capable responsible.



“If it’s not too much trouble, give full data on measures which have been taken, or which are anticipated, to ensure the lead of criminal procedures by autonomous and unprejudiced legal specialists, in full consistence with the standards of fair treatment perceived by global law, and the recognition of major shields, including over the top and classified admittance an attorney, to consular help, and to a free clinical specialist, just as normal contact with his family.

“Kindly give data in subtleties of how your Excellency’s Government’s counter-illegal intimidation endeavors conform to the United Nations Security Council goals 1373 (2001), 1456(2003), 1566 (2004), 1624 (2005), 2178 (2014), 2341 (2017), 2354 (2017), 2368 (2017), 2370 (2017), 2395 (2017) and 2396 (2017); just as Human Rights Council goal 35/34 and General Assembly goals 49/60, 51/210, 72/123, 72/180 and 73/174 specifically with worldwide basic freedoms law, outcast law, and philanthropic law contained in that.”

In the mean time, in its letter to the Kenyan government drove by President Uhuru Kenyatta, it mentioned: “If it’s not too much trouble, give any extra data and any remark you might have on the previously mentioned claims.



“Kindly give itemized data on the conditions under which Mr. Kanu was captured, coercively vanished prior to being given over to Nigerian specialists and moved from Nairobi to Abuja. Kindly additionally explain any worldwide participation estimates that might have occurred to capture and move Mr. Kanu, and give any global capture warrant that might have been given against him, before his capture, and the specialists who captured and kept him in Kenya.

“Kindly give itemized data on the verifiable and legitimate grounds of the capture and detainment of Mr. Kanu, just as formal charges against him, and the lawful arrangements used to charge him.

“If it’s not too much trouble, give full data on the period between 19 – 29 June 2021, during which Mr. Kanu was exposed to implemented vanishing, remembering his whereabouts and the conditions for which he was held, on the casual confinement offices during this period and clarify how this is viable with the worldwide basic freedoms commitments of Kenya. If it’s not too much trouble, give data on whether an examination was completed into the supposed upheld vanishing of Mr. Kanu during this timeframe, and regardless of whether those capable have been considered responsible.



“If it’s not too much trouble, give definite data, where accessible, on hazard evaluation did by the Kenyan specialists to determine the danger Mr. Kanu might bring about, including being exposed to torment or merciless, barbaric or debasing treatment or discipline just as subjective confinement upon his removal to Nigeria, and how this appraisal is viable with the worldwide principles.

“Please provide information on the measures taken to investigate the above-mentioned allegations of torture and ill-treatment perpetrated against Mr. Kanu during his detention in Kenya and to hold those responsible accountable.”

“This communication and any response received from your Excellency’s Government will be made public via the communications reporting website within 60 days. They will also subsequently be made available in the usual report to be presented to the Human Rights Council,” the UN group added in both letters.

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