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IPOB: Letter, Expressing My Disappointment With Amnesty International

 Letter, Expressing My Disappointment With Amnesty International For the new year, I received your message. But I am so much disappointed to...

 Letter, Expressing My Disappointment With Amnesty International

For the new year, I received your message. But I am so much disappointed to receive such email that shows how unfortunately your organisation have joined the rest of the world in a wicked silence over matters concerning Biafra.

The email reads:

"As we mark the beginning of the new year, I wish to send you my heartfelt gratitude for your passion, devotion and courage to continue supporting Amnesty International in the face of a world where respect for and promotion of human rights is not always at the fore. There is much to say about the world that we’re confronting and the crises erasing decades of human rights progress. But I want to focus instead on the bright flame of Amnesty International that you’ve continued keeping alight.

Following Amnesty’s historic report on Israel’s policies against Palestinians, a growing chorus of experts, including UN special rapporteurs, have come out to say that Israel is practising apartheid. We mobilized for the human rights of the people of Ukraine and called out Russia’s use of force as being unlawful and amounting to an act of aggression. We called out Meta/Facebook for its deadly failure to stop the spread of hatred in Myanmar. We made it loud and clear at COP27 that climate justice without human rights is unacceptable. And what to say of our campaigning efforts for the rights of migrant workers in Qatar and in the context of the world cup?

That is to name just a few of our achievements. I'm missing out many other victories for which you'll have been a part of so diligently, through your activism and engagement.

So as the new year begins, let's take pride in what together, we have all done to protect and feed the bright light of human rights that is the flame of Amnesty International."

Now, I want to ask if you have not heard about the case of Biafrans? Does it mean that you have not heard the case of Nigeria and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra(IPOB)? Does it mean that you have not heard that the Nigerian Court of Appeal's judgements on Mazi Nnamdi Kanu's case? Are you not aware that the court discharged and acquitted Nnamdi Kanu and said he should be released unconditionally, and yet the federal government of Nigeria is still holding him in the dungeon of their Department of State Security(DSS)?

Do you not know that the United Nations Human Rights Council Working Group on Arbitrary Detention gave Nigeria a complete of six(6) months to ensure Kanu's unconditional freedom and compensation? Are you yet to notice that that duration has expired and no one has talked about it? 

More so, Will you tell me you have not heard about the young girl, Idara Gold, a girl of 20 or they about, but she was kidnapped by Nigeria DSS just because she wore Biafra regalia to celebrate her birthday.

I am disappointed with the Amnesty international organisation because it is as if the organisation has become toothless barking dog. I am disappointed with you people because it seems as if you pay less attention to the case of Biafra and Nigeria government. I am disappointed with the organisation because, since Mazi Nnamdi was renditioned from Kenya you have not done anything to tell Nigeria government and the world that Nigeria government have committed an international crime against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. I am disappointed with you because everyday, many IPOB family members disappear and none of those case was published on your page throughout last year. I am so much disappointed with your email because of all cases you wrote that you attended to in 2022, none was about the case of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Idara Gold or even any other of the many IPOB family members that are languishing in different Nigeria prisons. Is our own case different?

What have we done to have been treated like this by a reputable organisation like Amnesty international? 

If my case does not affect you, needless sending me your email.

By Obulose Chidiebere

Family Writers Press International

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