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UN Warns Nigeria, Kenya Over Alleged Torture and Violation Of Fundamental Human Rights

UN Warns Nigeria, Kenya Over Alleged Torture and Violation Of Fundamental Human Rights.

The United Nations, UN, has issued ‘Urgent Appeals” to both the Nigerian and Kenyan Governments, demanding immediate stoppage of any torture or violation of rights committed against the detained Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
This came as the IPOB, yesterday, told the federal government of Nigeria that the alleged illegal rendition of its leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will not weaken the group but will rather destroy Nigeria.

IPOB disclosed this in reply to the statement credited to the Senior Special Assistant Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, Malam Garba Shehu that conviction of Mazi Kanu will lead to the end of IPOB agitation.

UN’s “Urgent Appeals” to Nigeria and Kenya according to a statement by Kanunta have been transmitted to both countries since August 26 and acknowledgement received from the Nigeria’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York on September 17.

The statement made available to NAN Tuesday read in part:”In particular, the said Urgent Appeals state in part that the United Nations is “alarmed by the alleged torture and ill-treatment Mr. Kanu has been subjected to during his illegal custody in Kenya.
The UN intervention followed a petition to the UN by Kanu’s brother, Kanunta Kanu ; and his Special counsel, Mr. Aloy Ejimakor.

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Taiwan has no right to join United Nations – China tackles US after it suggested that Taiwan be admitted into the UN

Taiwan has no right to join United Nations ? China tackles US after it suggested that Taiwan be admitted into the UN

In a statement marking 50 years since the UN General Assembly voted to seat Beijing and boot out Taipei, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Tuesday October 26, he regretted that Taiwan had been increasingly excluded on the world stage.

China has stated that Taiwan has no right to join the United Nations, after the United States made a call for the democratic island to have greater involvement in the world body.
“As the international community faces an unprecedented number of complex and global issues, it is critical for all stakeholders to help address these problems. This includes the 24 million people who live in Taiwan,” Blinken said.


“Taiwan’s meaningful participation in the UN system is not a political issue, but a pragmatic one,” he said.
“That is why we encourage all UN member states to join us in supporting Taiwan’s robust, meaningful participation throughout the UN system and in the international community.”


“Taiwan has become a democratic success story,” Blinken said. “We are among the many UN member states who view Taiwan as a valued partner and trusted friend.”
Blinken pointed to Taiwan’s exclusion from meetings associated with the International Civil Aviation Organization and the World Health Organization.

He noted that Taiwan was hailed for its “world-class” response to Covid-19 — which largely spared the island after early intervention — and that tens of millions of passengers go through Taiwanese airports each year.