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Nnamdi Kanu Petitions ICC, Needs Nigerian Secret Police, DSS Boss, Bichi Charged For Genocide, Crimes In opposition to Igbo Other americans

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Bruce Fein, the American counsel for the detained leader of the Indigenous Other americans of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has filed a petition towards the Director-Overall of Nigeria’s Department of Notify Services (DSS), Yusuf Magaji Bichi, to the Worldwide Felony Court docket (ICC).

Fein, a world attorney and spokesperson for Kanu, addressed the petition to Karim Khan, Chief Prosecutor of the Worldwide Felony Court docket, in The Hague.


The area attorney requested the ICC to watch the pinnacle of Nigeria’s secret police with conspiracy, genocide, and crimes towards humanity towards Biafrans and their leader Nnamdi Kanu.

He alleged that Bichi knowingly section participated in the “protracted and systematic murder, extermination, hunger, denial of wanted health middle treatment, arbitrary imprisonment, torture, rape, persecution basically based on political, non secular, and ethnic grounds, industrial-scale theft of property, and power arbitrary detention and torture of Biafran leader Nnamdi Kanu”.

Fein talked about the Nigerian Govt, after bigger than ten months of Kanu’s arbitrary detention, has but to proffer a crumb of evidence implicating him in terrorism or violence.

“In October 2020, five human rights experts of the United Worldwide locations Human Rights Council requested President (Muhammadu) Buhari within 60 days to put up evidence of Mr. Kanu’s terrorism. Mr. Buhari sneered on the overture, perhaps reflecting, ‘Being a tyrant draw you by no draw must obey the law,’” section of the document obtained by SaharaReporters on Tuesday talked about.

Kanu is being held by the Department of Notify Services (DSS) at its headquarters in Abuja, after the Nigerian authorities repatriated him from Kenya in June 2021, an action his attorneys termed “unlawful, unlawful, unconstitutional extradition”.

He is standing trial on charges bordering on treasonable felony and terrorism earlier than the Federal Excessive Court docket, Abuja.

In the document, Fein extra talked about, “In violation of Article 36, the British Excessive Commissioner has been denied accumulate entry to to Nnamdi Kanu despite repeated requests of Nigerian authorities by each and every persons.

“Nigerian authorities hang hid cloth info about Nnamdi Kanu’s kidnapping, torture, and extraordinary rendition in hiding on the aid of a concocted veil memoir by Attorney Overall Malami that he used to be captured with the aid of INTERPOL.

“For bigger than ten months, Nnamdi Kanu has been detained by Defendant Bichi in solitary confinement in extraordinarily confined quarters and denied wanted health middle treatment and exact counsel and not utilizing a trial. The harsh conditions below which Nnamdi Kanu is subsisting fulfill the definition of torture below the Convention In opposition to Torture, Article 1, paragraph 1. “Among moderately diverse things, Defendant Bichi had withheld wanted and urgent health middle treatment from Nnamdi Kanu. Defendant Bichi has drawn Nnamdi Kanu’s blood no longer no longer up to 21 instances with out a indicated medical causes. Defendant Bichi has starved Nnamdi Kanu. Defendant Bichi has blocked visits from Nnamdi Kanu’s family.

“Defendant Bichi has also all but again and all but again averted Nnamdi Kanu from meeting with his counsel of decision in violation of court orders or in every other case. Defendant Bichi has prohibited Nnamdi’s counsel from discovering out and writing materials wanted to put together an ample protection. Defendant Bichi has systematically violated confidential authorized skilled-client communications between Nnamdi Kanu and his attorneys.

“The assumption of Nnamdi Kanu’s indeterminate detention without trial is that Indigenous Other americans of Biafra (IPOB) is a terrorist group, and that IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu has incited Biafrans to commit terrorist acts with announces on Radio Biafra from London, UK. No evidence has been impending in ten months to provide a increase to the speculation.

“In September 2017, IPOB used to be proscribed as a terrorist group by a Nigerian court in an ex parte proceeding without perceive or a chance to answer to the truth-free terrorism edict of co-conspirator Muhammadu Buhari. IPOB’s proscription has been denounced by five human rights experts of the United Worldwide locations Human Rights Council in a letter to a co-conspirator.

“Buhari on October 1, 2020: Fionnuala Ni Aolain, Particular Rapporteur on promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms whereas countering terrorism; Agnes Callamard, Particular Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions; Irene Khan, Particular Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the glorious to freedom of figuring out and expression; Clement Nyaletsossi Voule, Particular Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceable assembly and of association; and, Fernand de Varennes, Particular Rapporteur on minority considerations.

“Among moderately diverse things, the five human rights experts respectfully informed co-conspirator Buhari ‘to reconsider the proscription of IPOB as a terrorist group and take care of the exact concerns on the legislation of assembly, freedom of expression, and due route of outlined on this verbal replace.’”

Fein illustrious that experts had reminded Buhari that, “[p]ursuing minority rights protection or the recognition of the existence of a minority…or even calls for self-chance raise out no longer on their very beget amount to terrorist activities.”

“Indeed, United Worldwide locations Overall Meeting Decision 49/151 reaffirmed ‘the importance of the universal realization of the glorious of peoples to self-chance…,’ to take into accounta good fortified by Article 1 (1) of the ICCPR,” the document talked about.

Per the petition, the experts requested that within 60 days Buhari should always detailed knowledge referring to the reason and justification for designating IPOB as a terrorist group and its activities as unlawful, among moderately diverse things.

Fein illustrious that “practically 20 months hang elapsed since that question and co-conspirator Buhari has but to reference any law or info justifying IPOB’s proscription as a terrorist group”.

“No utterly different country on this planet has proscribed IPOB despite the sleepless lobbying of Nigeria.

“Intellectual that proof of Nnamdi Kanu’s guilt is terribly unlikely, President Buhari straight or through agents commanded DSS Director-Overall Bichi to detain and torture Nnamdi Kanu and not utilizing a trial indefinitely and to block accumulate entry to to counsel of his decision,” he talked about.

He, alternatively, concluded the petition, announcing, “There might perchance be an sensible foundation to attain that DSS Director-Overall Yusuf Magaji Bichi is responsible of genocide and crimes towards humanity as defined in Articles 6 and 7 of the Rome Statute by arbitrarily detaining and torturing Nnamdi Kanu indefinitely and not utilizing a trial and denying him accumulate entry to to counsel of his decision as section of an ongoing draw to murder or persecute Biafrans in Nigeria as a consequence of their ethnicity, faith, or political figuring out.

“The Chief Prosecutor has an sensible foundation to proceed with an investigation of DSS Director-Overall Bichi for genocide and crimes towards humanity and can put up to the Pre-Trial Chamber a query for such authorization below Article 15, paragraph 3 of the Rome Statute.”

 

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