October 16, 2012

Boko Haram, Nigerian Security Commit Atrocities

Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Watch

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This 98-page report catalogues atrocities for which Boko Haram has claimed responsibility. It also explores the role of Nigeria’s security forces, whose own alleged abuses contravene international human rights law and might also constitute crimes against humanity. The violence, which first erupted in 2009, has claimed more than 2,800 lives.

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TAGGED: Terrorism, Africa, Boko Haram, Nigeria

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