(TT) – Amnesty International has condemned the call by the Nigerian Minister of Interior, Alhaji Rauf Aregbesola calling on the state governors to sign death warrants for the execution of prisoners in Nigeria.
Amnesty International, an international non-governmental organization with its headquarters in the United Kingdom is focused on human rights. It’s Nigerian chapter used their official facebook page to condemn the call.
“Amnesty International condemns the call by the Nigerian Minister of Interior, Alhaji Rauf Aregbesola that state governors should sign death warrants for the execution of prisoners in Nigeria. Amnesty International considers executions as the ultimate violation of the right to life.”
“Worldwide, there is no evidence that the death penalty is any more effective in reducing crime than other punishments.Any resumption of execution will violate the spirit of the federal government’s self-imposed moratorium on executions. We call on state governors to ignore this call.”
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