Nnamdi Kanu’s US lawyer writes UK to prevail on Buhari govt to release IPOB leader

Bruce Fein, the United States lawyer of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has written to the British envoy in Nigeria over the continued incarceration of the Biafra agitator.

Fein urged the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, to push for the enforcement of the United Nations, U.N. Human Rights Council Working Group on Arbitrary Commission on Kanu’s release.

The UN Working Group had called on the Federal Government to immediately and unconditionally release Kanu.

In a document, the body also indicted both Nigeria and Kenya for Kanu’s abduction and rendition.

Despite the call by the UN Working Group, Fein had written to the U.K. envoy demanding it prevails on Nigeria to release the IPOB leader.

A copy of Fein’s letter was made available to DAILY POST by Kanu’s Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor.

In the letter, Fein faulted Britain’s silence over Kanu’s continued incarceration.

The full text of the letter reads below.

RE: Immediate, Unconditional Release of U.K. citizen Nnamdi Kanu, U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinion No. 25/2022

Dear High Commissioner:

On July 20, 2022, the United Nations Human Rights Council Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued a unanimous opinion addressing United Kingdom citizen Nnamdi Kanu’s kidnapping, torture, extraordinary rendition, and protracted detention without trial by Nigeria acting in collusion with Kenya.

Among other things, the Working Group Opinion called upon Nigeria “to take…

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