Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Human Rights Activists or Political Apologists?

Majority of the Nigerians claiming to be human rights activists are more of political activists and attention seeking apologists of the opposition parties.

They don't defend human rights, but their selfish interests to get foreign grants to fill their long pockets. 

~ Orikinla Osinachi, author of In the House of Dogs and other books.

None of the so called human rights activists in Nigeria have even remembered to defend the thousands of unfortunate Nigerians detained without trial in many hellish police cells and many others are still suffering and dying in congested prisons where some women are nursing babies in jail!

Thousands of Nigerians have been detained and jailed without trial.

How many of them have gone to defend the rights of thousands of poor people dislodged and displaced from their homes in the slums and have become homeless refugees in their own country?

But they are quick to jump on the bandwagon of anti-government street protests with placards screaming different slogans, but later abandoned after they have been celebrated on TV, radio and newspapers.

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