Shell Energy Entrepreneurs banner Yudala banner
UK condemns Nigerian executions, wants end to further killing of condemned prisoners

By News Express on 26/06/2013

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 4,041


London, United-Kingdom, June 26, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ FCO Minister Mark Simmonds condemns the execution of prisoners in Nigeria yesterday and urges the authorities to halt further executions.

Speaking today, the Foreign Office Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds, said:

“I am deeply saddened that four prisoners were executed in Edo State, Nigeria yesterday. These executions, the first since 2006, end Nigeria’s seven year moratorium on the death penalty. This is a serious setback for human rights in Nigeria, coming only a few months before the Universal Periodic Review of Nigeria by the UN Human Rights Council.

“We oppose the death penalty in all circumstances. There is no conclusive evidence of its deterrent value. It is particularly concerning that there are reportedly around 1,000 prisoners currently under sentence of death in Nigeria, and I would urge the Nigerian authorities to halt any further executions.”

Photo shows Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole, who approved the executions.

Source News Express

Posted 26/06/2013 12:16:04 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

 

You may also like...
Expert advocates more measures to curb tuberculosis

Tompolo declares Buhari’s victory the will of God...

Access Bank ready for digital disruption: Leo Stan...

Gbadamosi wants portion of Ago Palace Way (Lagos)...

World Bank doles out $500m for out of...

Why I dumped APC for PDP —Rivers Deputy...

Military vows to continue assault until Boko Haram...

Threat to Amaechi’s life unacceptable —Rivers APC •Says...

Arrested cult suspects not our students—Kwara Poly

Restructuring: President, public officers’ opinion shouldn’t matter, says...

Navy hands over impounded oil vessels to NSCDC...

Rivers Rerun Polls: Reject enemies of Ogoni struggle...

 

Latest News Man divorces wife after 44 years of marriage based on information received in his dream Rice farm: Bayelsa community disowns ex-militant leader, demands his arrest Gowon, others shun book launch in memory of Tafawa Balewa Restructuring: Urhobo seek return to Midwest Region Expert links bush burning to asthma, cancer, premature death 2019: Fani-Kayode lashes 7 Northern governors for mobilisng for Buhari’s re-election •Dismisses them as parasites, vampires Benue Killings: I never ignored Ortom’s warning — Osinbajo My 10-year ban from holding public office in Ekiti a big joke — Fayemi Kidnapped lawmaker found dead Kano commissioner, sons in police net over ‘stone devil Kwankwaso’ remark OBJ sets record as Open University graduates 14,769 Okah, other Kuje Maximum Prisons inmates in safe custody — Prisons Service

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (314,231 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (303,252 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (243,514 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (200,792 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (189,556 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (178,824 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (155,065 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (138,999 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (135,774 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (124,067 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (121,132 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (118,592 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (33) Business (2,848) Business Verdict (32) Columnists (790) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (200) Entertainment (431) Features (541) Global Business Monitor (222) International (1,738) Interviews (139) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (100) News (31,928) Opinion (864) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,349) Religion (666) Sports (1,405) Stock Watch (25) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN Banner advert

CBN Words on marble

 

 

Thierry Henry in Lagos Nigeria

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!