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US News Nigeria: One year after the Lagos massacre, where is justice?

04:50  20 october  2021
04:50  20 october  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

Should we bind Europe money and respect for the rule of law? The debate before the Court of Justice

 Should we bind Europe money and respect for the rule of law? The debate before the Court of Justice © François Lenoir / Reuters The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Photo Stock Illustration. Budapest and Warsaw dispute Monday and Tuesday before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) The new conditionality mechanism that binds the payment of European funds to respect the rule of law in the country.

Un manifestant à Lekki, le 20 octobre 2020. © AP - Sunday Alamba a demonstrator in Lekki, October 20, 2020.

Wednesday 20 October, Nigerian youth commemorates the killing on the toll of Lekki, a year ago. The army had opened fire on a peaceful gathering, causing the death of at least 10 people and ending two weeks of unpublished protests in the country. A year later, the victims and their families still have not received justice, according to Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.

with our corresponding to Lagos, Lizza Fabian

one year after the killing of Lekki , the real balance of the repression of the movement # Endsars remains uncertain. Several hundred protesters would always be held in Lagos according to representatives of civil society. The movement started to denounce the violence of a specialized police unit, SARS, accused of multiple abuse of human rights. The demonstrations had extended to all southern Nigeria before being violently repressed. At least 56 people found death.

A tribute is scheduled Wednesday on the scene of the drama of October 20, 2020, despite the warnings of the authorities, who did not allow this rally. It will take the form of a procession of lanched cars of the Nigerian flag, to avoid possible arrests by mass.

Other gatherings are planned, particularly in Abuja, the Federal Capital, where the protesters had been attacked several times by armed strips of knives and sticks or brutally dispersed by the security forces.

Nigeria-armed attackers kill 18 people in a mosque-controls .
Nigeria-Securite /: Nigeria-armed attackers kill 18 people in a mosque-controls Maiduguri, Nigeria, October 26 (Reuters) - armed men circulating Motorcycle killed at least 18 people in a mosque of the state of Niger, in northern Nigeria, said two inhabitants in Reuters, stating that the attack took place around 05:00 in the morning. "They went directly to the mosque and fire against the faithful without sparing anyone," said one of the witnesses.

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