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Nigerian activist: ‘My trial exposes crude justice system’

Headline Title:  Nigerian activist: ‘My trial exposes crude justice system’ 28 May 2012 Nigerian trade union leader Osmond Ugwu was detained in October 2011 and imprisoned for three months on what Amnesty International believes are trumped-up charges. The arrest, which happened during a prayer meeting about ongoing labour negotiations in the south-eastern city of Enugu, was sudden and brutal. “A large number of soldiers, police and members of an anti-terrorist squad, all heavily armed, circled us, with their arms raised up as if in a battlefield,” he told Amnesty International.“The…

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