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Amnesty faults Sanusi’s banishment, says restriction violates human rights

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Amnesty International has faulted the treatment meted on the recently deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, calling on the Nigerian authorities to respect Mr Sanusi’s fundamental human rights.

On Monday, the Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State had dethroned the emir over alleged violation of culture and traditions of the state.

Consequently, the dethroned emir was banished to Nasarawa State where is expected to spend the rest of his life.

In a swift reaction via its Facebook page, the global watchdog said that restricting the former emir and placing him incommunicado violates his human rights as protected under the constitution and international human rights law.

“Amnesty International calls on Nigerian authorities to respect the human rights of former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi to right to dignity, freedom of expression and freedom of movement.

“Restricting the former emir and placing him incommunicado violates his human rights as protected under the constitution and international human rights law.

“Amnesty International calls on the Nigerian authorities to take steps to protect and respect the former Emir’s fundamental human rights in accordance to the rule of law,” the statement noted.

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