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Nigeria: Halt hangings of five men in Edo State

Headline Title:  Nigeria: Halt hangings of five men in Edo State 24 June 2013 UPDATE: Amnesty International has now received credible reports that authorities in the state of Edo in southern Nigerian have hanged four men in Benin City Prison on Monday – the first known executions in the country since 2006. The Nigerian authorities must spare the lives of five death row inmates at imminent risk of execution, Amnesty International urged after a court in the southern state of Edo allowed the execution by hanging of three men to proceed and the Governor of Edo state signed the execution…

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