End SARS: ICC asked to investigate Nigerian govt, military, politicians immediately

The Socio-Financial Rights and Accountability Challenge (SERAP) has requested Mrs Fatou Bensouda, a prosecutor on the Worldwide Felony Court docket (ICC), on the Hague, to promptly examine stories coming from Nigeria.

The group needs the ICC to research claims that the Nigerian authorities, the navy and a few politicians had been utilizing thugs, troopers and safety brokers to intimidate and kill Finish SARS peaceable protesters within the nation.

SERAP has requested the ICC to prosecute anybody that contributed to the deaths and accidents of the Finish SARS protesters in Nigeria.

In a sequence of tweets through its official Twitter deal with on Wednesday, SERAP additionally insisted that peaceable protesters have been intentionally focused in locations like Abuja, Lagos, Edo, Osun, Plateau, and Kano States.

“BREAKING: We’ve requested Mrs Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor, @IntlCrimCourt to promptly examine stories that Nigerian authorities, navy & some politicians have used & are utilizing thugs, troopers & safety brokers to intimidate and kill #EndSARS peaceable protesters in Nigeria,” SERAP tweeted.

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“Peaceable protesters have been intentionally focused in locations like Abuja, Lagos, Edo, Osun, Plateau, and Kano states.

“Within the petition despatched right now, we requested the ICC to push for these liable for these crimes, principally safety officers, troopers, some politicians & different actors who’ve contributed to the deaths and accidents, and are subsequently complicit within the crimes, to be tried by the ICC.

“The petition, learn: Authorities have been unwilling or unable to prosecute perpetrators of the killing of protesters, which has promoted a tradition of impunity and emboldened the navy, politicians & their accomplices who proceed to commit human rights crimes in opposition to protesters.

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“The violent assaults on peaceable protesters in Lekki, Alausa, and different components of the nation counsel the shortage of political will by the federal government of President Buhari to respect individuals’s human rights, together with the rights to life, dignity, freedom of expression & peaceable meeting.

“The repeated assaults on peaceable protesters counsel the misuse of the navy and safety brokers by the Nigerian authorities and the failure to use prison sanctions to suspected perpetrators.

“With out accountability for these severe human rights crimes in opposition to peaceable protesters, the victims will proceed to be denied entry to justice, and impunity of perpetrators will stay widespread, and the end result will proceed to be a vicious cycle of violence in opposition to Nigerians.”

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