U.N. Commission on Human Rights, Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, U.N. Doc. E/CN.4/1994/31 (1994)(Nigel Rodley, Special Rapporteur).


Urgent appeals

419. On 23 June 1993 the Special Rapporteur sent un urgent appeal to the Government concerning Ken Saro-Wiwa, President of the Nigerian Association of Writers and the Ethnic Minority Rights Organisation of Africa, as well as founder of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, who was allegedly arrested by Rivers State Command on 21 June 1993. He was later transferred to the State Investigation and Intelligence Bureau in Port Harcourt and then moved to an unknown destination. Fears were expressed that he might be subjected to torture.

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