Tuesday, September 27, 2011

MOSOP petitions UN human rights council over UNEP report

26 September 2011

LEADERS of oil-rich Ogoni, Rivers State, have petitioned the United Nations Human Rights Council to prevail on the Nigerian government to commence the implementation of the recommendations of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report on Ogoni.

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), which submitted the petition to the 18th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, in Geneva, Switzerland, also alleged massive seizure of lands by the Rivers State government for a purported establishment of military barracks and banana plantation.

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