Amnesty International demands identities of 2022 protesters due for mass burial

The Amnesty International has declared that the planned mass burial of 103 Endsars victims must be stopped and an investigation into the killings be carried out to prosecute the perpetrators.

Penpushing reports that the Director of the organization, Isa Sanusi made the call in a statement on Monday,while responding to a leaked Lagos State Government memo dated 19 July, which was addressed to the Lagos State Ministry of Health by the state’s procurement agency.

“The Nigerian authorities must urgently halt their plans to carry out a secret mass burial of #EndSARS victims and instead carry out a thorough and independent investigation into the killings and ensure that those suspected to be responsible are brought to justice in fair trials’, Sanusi said.

‘They must also carry out transparent coroner inquests and autopsies on the 103 #EndSARS victims and publish their identities and the circumstances of their deaths. It is appalling that the Lagos state government has not even mentioned that it has held the bodies of 103 #EndSARS victims in its custody since October 2020’, the statement reads

Penpushing further reports that Sanusi emphasized that all those detained because of their role in the #EndSARS protests must be released immediately, adding that the Nigerian authorities must also ensure that victims and their families are provided with access to justice and effective remedies, including adequate compensation.

Meanwhile, the Amnesty International an organisation focused on human rights tasked the Lagos state government on need to disclose identities of protest victims scheduled for mass burial.

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