Communique adopted from Kano Summit 2018

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Communique Kano

September 2018 Newsletter

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The ADVOCATE is a publication of CURE-Nigeria and here’s September 2018 Edition. Read: September 2018 Newsletter

September 2018 Newsletter

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This is a Publication of Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE) Nigeria, Read:
September 2018 Newsletter

CURE-Nigeria Frees 209 Detainees: From The Legal Aid Desk. By Barr. Judith Ohaeri (Project Manager/HRO)

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This report shows how CURE – Nigeria, working to reform the Nigerian criminal justice and prison system, and increase access to justice for all, have been delivering vital support to inmates who can not afford the services of a lawyer. It highlights how we have increased legal support (Pro Bono) for inmates in Keffi, Enugu and Makurdi prisons respectively.
This year, which started in May, CURE – Nigeria took up 27 cases with in the F.C.T, Enugu, and Benue State, with offences ranging from theft, criminal conspiracy, culpable homicide, kidnapping, armed robbery among others in lower and higher courts. So far we have concluded 5 cases and 19 cases are ongoing.
However, no progress has been made in the following cases in Makurdi, Benue State:
1. C.O.P v Ruth Okoronkwo
2. C.O.P v LubemAnswen
3. C.O.P v MsughTerver
This is as a result of police unending investigations (Holden Charge). CURE – Nigeria has written to the Attorney General, Benue State, the Chief Judge, Benue State and the Commissioner of Police, Benue State Command, urging them to look into the matter and take appropriate steps and measures to achieve quick dispensation of justice and help reduce prison congestion in the State.
Overall, a total number of 142 cases have been handled. We withdrew from 44 cases, while 17 cases are ongoing. 80 cases have been concluded, out of which 65 cases have been discharged, 6 cases discharged and acquitted and 10 cases ended in conviction. A grand total of 209 people have been released.
CURE-Nigeria is working with attorneys in Delta and Edo State to expand our legal aid to these states.

Closure of secret detention centers across the country

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CURE-Nigeria seeks the closure of secret detention centers across the country

read morehttps://guardian.ng/news/group-seeks-closure-of-secret-detention-centres/

SARS overhauling: group demands freedom of detainees

By / 17th August, 2018 / Uncategorized / Off

A human rights group, Citizens Unite for Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE-Nigeria) has appealed to the Federal Government to direct the Nigeria police force to, not only charge detainees by the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) to court, but also declare the number of Nigerians being held by SARS to the public. Read More

SARS overhaul: Group makes case for detainees

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A human rights group, Citizens Unite for Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE-Nigeria) has tasked the Nigeria police force to declare the number of detainees being held by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) to the public. Read More

Catholic church changes teaching to oppose death penalty

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Still on death penalty, Catholic church has this to say

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Don’t execute 2,359 inmates, Group urges FG

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Don’t execute 2,359 inmates, Group urges FG

Read Morehttp://authorityngr.com/2018/07/26/dont-execute-2-359-inmates-cure-nigeria-urges-fg/

Rights Groups reject moves to execute inmates on death row

By / 26th July, 2018 / Uncategorized / Off

Human Rights Groups in Nigeria have rejected moves by the Government to execute inmates on death row.

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