Death Sentence Over Mutiny: UN Considers Action

Death Sentence Over Mutiny: UN Considers Action

The Office of the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Arbitrary or Summary Executions, Christof Heyns, considers "appropriate action" to halt the execution of the 54 Nigerian soldiers sentenced to death over mutiny.

The move is a response to the petition by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) dated December 23.

SERAP executive director Adetokunbo Mumuni praised the UN attempts expressing hope that "Mr. Heyns will work assiduously to ensure that justice is done in this matter and we wish him well as he strives to do that."

It is reported that the measures which might be involved in solving the problem include communication with President Goodluck Jonathan's administration.

Details on Premium Times.


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