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Nigeria: People With Mental Health Conditions Chained, Abused

11 November 2019 Ban Chaining; Provide Mental Health Services Thousands of people with mental health conditions across Nigeria are chained and locked up in various facilities where they face terrible abuse, Human Rights Watch said today. Detention, chaining, and violent treatment are pervasive in many settings, including state hospitals, rehabilitation centers, traditional healing centers, and both Christian and Islamic faith-based facilities. “People …

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Nigeria Releases 86 More Children and Youth from Military Prison

8 November 2019 Several months ago, we traveled to northeast Nigeria to interview children who had been imprisoned on suspicion of being members of the extremist armed group Boko Haram. Their stories horrified us. We met a boy who was detained when he was only five years old. Another – whose village had been attacked by Boko Haram – told us he …

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Nigerian pastor Nims Obunge runs for London mayor

8 November 2019 Nims Obunge is the senior pastor of Freedom’s Ark Church, in Bruce Grove, Tottenham, and well known among Nigerians and other black people in London, from his ministry and work with several faith organisations, government and voluntary agencies around curbing violent crime in the British capital. He is running as an independent to be mayor of London …

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Victims of Zaria massacre still wait for justice

7 November 2019 Musa Mahmud has finally been discharged after spending four years seeking medical treatment for injuries sustained during the December 2015 Zaria Massacre. He can now walk with a limp, but sits down with a lot of difficulty because he cannot bend his two legs. Medical doctors in Nigeria and Iran have worked hard to save his two …

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