We Want Exoneration Now not Pardons For Saro-Wiwa, 8 Varied Activists Illegally Killed By Abacha Regime – Ken Saro-Wiwa Foundation

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We Want Exoneration Now not Pardons For Saro-Wiwa, 8 Varied Activists Illegally Killed By Abacha Regime – Ken Saro-Wiwa Foundation

We Want Exoneration Now not Pardons For Saro-Wiwa, 8 Varied Activists Illegally Killed By Abacha Regime – Ken Saro-Wiwa Foundation

The Ken Saro-Wiwa Foundation has stated it wants exoneration and not pardons to be granted to the plain environmental activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight others executed by the Nigerian protection force dictator, Sani Abacha.

The Foundation used to be reacting to a commentary attributed to President Muhammadu Buhari pronouncing he used to be fascinated about granting a whine pardon to Saro-Wiwa and others executed on the height of the Ogoni disaster within the 1990s.













A commentary signed by Dr Owens Wiwa, brother of Ken Saro-Wiwa, on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Foundation and acquired by SaharaReporters on Sunday, nonetheless, stated the plain activist and the eight others who had been murdered by the Abacha regime weren’t criminals.

The neighborhood, which become identified as Ogoni 9, had been activists from the Ogoni put who adversarial the working practices of oil companies destroying their put.

They had been author and playwright Ken Saro-Wiwa, Saturday Dobee, Nordu Eawo, Daniel Gbooko, Paul Levera, Felix Nuate, Baribor Bera, Barinem Kiobel, and John Kpuine.











They had been tried by a special protection force tribunal for allegedly masterminding the abolish of Ogoni chiefs at a pro-executive assembly, and hanged in 1995 by the protection force dictatorship of Fashioned Abacha.

The commentary titled, ‘Exoneration Now not Pardon For Ken Saro-Wiwa,’ learn: “The Board of Directors of the Ken Saro-Wiwa Foundation (KSWF) have obtained and learn the commentary from Mr (Femi) Adesina, the Particular Adviser on Communications to the President of Nigeria, Fashioned Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd), in which the President conveyed his willingness to grant clemency or pardons to Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight Ogoni activists illegally executed by the Nigerian Defense force Dictatorship of Sani Abacha on November 10, 1995, after a sham trial.

“Ken Saro-Wiwa and the opposite Eight Ogonis weren’t criminals. They had been innocent activists unjustly murdered for battling for a appropriate motive on behalf of their oppressed neighborhood. The direction to accurate peace within the put begins with justice. The cleaning up of the atmosphere for which they campaigned and died for is a indispensable accurate step.

“The exoneration of Ken Saro-Wiwa and 8 other Ogoni activists, judicially murdered on November 10 1995 is one more step in direction of peace.

“The family of Ken Saro-Wiwa have made a question for the exoneration of Ken Saro-Wiwa to the President within the previous and are nonetheless expecting a response. We inch the President to again win into consideration this query as a direction to justice and peace.”

The commentary added that the “family and the Foundation have not asked any particular person to position a interrogate to for pardon or clemency for Ken Saro-Wiwa on our behalf, nor are we responsive to any neighborhood of Ogonis making this kind of query”.

Exoneration for Ken Saro Wiwa KSWF by Sahara Reporters on Scribd

Earlier on Sunday, human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore faulted President Buhari’s proposed posthumous whine pardons for Saro-Wiwa and others.

Sowore stated Saro-Wiwa never dedicated a crime, adding that an innocent person can’t be pardoned.











Sowore, who disclosed this on Twitter, harassed that Buhari is the one who once implemented a coup, which is a treasonable offence for which he has yet to be tried.

“Ken Saro-Wiwa never dedicated a crime. That you just can’t pardon any innocent person! Muhammadu Buhari is the one who once implemented a coup – a treasonable offence for which he’s yet to be tried! EXONERATE Ken Saro-Wiwa NOW!”

The activist additionally queried Buhari for scheduling the subsequent trial date for Nnamdi Kanu, chief of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB) for November 10, the the same date Abacha murdered the Ogoni 9 in 1995.

“Why did Muhammadu Buhari agenda the subsequent sham trial date for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu for November 10th, the the same day Sani Abacha murdered Ken Saro-Wiwa and 8 other Ogonis in 1995? #RevolutionNow.”

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