Monday, 17 January 2011

Nigerian humanist campaigner Leo Igwe on his recent arrest

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Last week, I reported on the arrest, and subsequent release, of tireless humanist campaigner Leo Igwe in southern Nigeria. Leo has since written an account of what happened for the Butterflies and Wheels website, which I urge you to read. He was arrested, and beaten, by police in the city of Uyo after he had just rescued an alleged child witch from a man who was sexually abusing her. The article provides an insight into the fearless human rights work being conducted by humanists such as Leo in Africa, particularly in areas where the persecution of people identified as "witches" is widespread, and often sanctioned by law.
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