BreakingNews 19/9/16 - International Justice Appeal For Freedom of Nnamdi Kanu And Other Victims In Nigeria

 

[ Masterweb Reports: Intersociety writes world bodies for release of political detainees in Nigeria ] - Our name is: International Society for Civil Liberties& the Rule of Law; abbreviated as INTERSOCIETY. We are registered (Reg. No. 27239) rights based Civil Society Organization under the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria. Our advocacy voice or thematic areas are: civil liberties and rule of law, democracy and good governance, and public security and safety. We are based in Onitsha, Anambra State, Southeast of Nigeria. For easy of reference, we can be......READ FULL LETTER BELOW.

 

OPEN LETTER TO:

 
(1)    The Secretary General of the United Nations  
 
(2)    The President of the United Nations General Assembly  
 
(3)    The President of the United Nations Security Council 
 
(4)    The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights 
 
(5)    The United Nations Special Rapporteurs on : 
 
(a)    Truth, Justice & Reparation
 
(b)   Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions
 
(c)    Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatments or Punishments  
 
(6)    The Honourable British Prime Minister&   Distinguished British Parliamentarians 
 
(7)    Distinguished European Union Leaders 
 
(8)    The President of the United States & Distinguished US Congressmen & Women
 
(9) Distinguished Canadian Leaders & Parliamentarians
 
         (10) Other Internationally Distinguished Personalities:
 
                 (a) Human Rights Activists& Groups
 
                 (b) Former Heads of UN Bodies
 
                 (c) Former World Leaders
 
                 (d) Independent Experts on Justice, Peace, Security and Human Rights     
 
 
Distinguished Sirs/Madams,
 
Onitsha-430003: Southeast-Nigeria: Our name is: International Society for Civil Liberties& the Rule of Law; abbreviated as INTERSOCIETY. We are registered (Reg. No. 27239) rights based Civil Society Organization under the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria. Our advocacy voice or thematic areas are: civil liberties and rule of law, democracy and good governance, and public security and safety. We are based in Onitsha, Anambra State, Southeast of Nigeria. For easy of reference, we can be electronically visited or accessed via www.intersociety-ng.org.
 
 
The purpose of this Open Letter to your highly respected personalities is to seek for freedom of detained Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) by name: Mr. Nnamdi Kanu and other victims of regime atrocities in Nigeria. This we respectfully seek through your informed voices, wise counselling and unbiased diplomatic interventions, to be appropriately and timely directed to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by name: Mr. Muhammadu Buhari. Means through which Mr. Muhammadu Buhari can be reached or communicated are available at the diplomatic missions of your respective countries in Nigeria or the Nigerian Permanent Mission at the United Nations (i.e. New York, USA).
 
 
This international justice appeal particularly comes on the heels of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly, comprising of 193 Member-States, at which President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has been slated; likewise other world leaders, to address the UN General Assembly on 21st of September 2016, in line with the General Assembly’s 2016 session theme: Sustainable Development Goals: A Universal Push to Transform our World; which seeks a strong link between sustainable development, peace, security and human rights.
 
 
It is our informed observation that 70%, if not more of international travels undertaken by President Muhammadu Buhari since he became the President of Nigeria on 29th of May 2015 took place in the countries of your highly respected personalities or at the UN headquarters in New York, USA and a number of its other meetings and conferences elsewhere. Just recently, too, the US Secretary of State, Senator John Kerry visited the President and extended his visit to a number of places designated for him to visit by his host President.
 
 
We are technically aware of the modern workings of international relations. We are further aware that modern international relations are extensively driven by Democracy and ICT-powered Globalization. We also know as a fact that modern democracy is driven by the rule of law; just as the justice aspect of the rule of law is chiefly driven by the two Latin doctrines of nemo judex in sua causa and audi alteram partem; which simply mean that someone should not be a judge in his or her own matter and must hear the other side before drawing a conclusion; otherwise called fair hearing.
 
 
It is our knowledge that the modern UN System is strongly built on the principles of democracy, equality, rule of law and human rights; which in turn, lays a strong foundation for advancement of international peace and security. As your highly respected personalities are aware, these are fully embedded in the Principles and Purposes of the United Nations. We are aware too that your highly respected personalities are the guidance and custodians of democratic traditions in your respected countries and have further worked hard at ensuring the sustenance of the hallowed principles at the UN System and global level.
 
 
Your highly respected personalities are aware too that unless these hallowed principles are guided jealously at all times, otherwise their opposites will set in and consume the world, leading to eruption of municipal, regional and international insecurity and violence; otherwise called complex humanitarian emergencies. That is to say that sustainable development can never find its root under complex humanitarian emergencies powered by regime atrocities and gross human rights vio
 
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