Prisoners Sentenced to Death by Nigeria: People Executed by Nigeria, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Amina Lawal, Joseph Gomwalk, Lawrence Anini, Ogoni Nine

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: People Executed by Nigeria, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Amina Lawal, Joseph Gomwalk, Lawrence Anini, Ogoni Nine, Sani Yakubu Rodi, Safiya Hussaini. Excerpt: Kenule "Ken" Beeson Saro Wiwa (October 10, 1941 November 10, 1995) was a Nigerian author, television producer, environmental activist, and winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize. ...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: People Executed by Nigeria, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Amina Lawal, Joseph Gomwalk, Lawrence Anini, Ogoni Nine, Sani Yakubu Rodi, Safiya Hussaini. Excerpt: Kenule "Ken" Beeson Saro Wiwa (October 10, 1941 November 10, 1995) was a Nigerian author, television producer, environmental activist, and winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize. Saro-Wiwa was a member of the Ogoni people, an ethnic minority in Nigeria whose homeland, Ogoniland, in the Niger Delta has been targeted for crude oil extraction since the 1950s and which has suffered extreme and unremediated environmental damage from decades of indiscriminate petroleum waste dumping. Initially as spokesperson, and then as President, of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), Saro-Wiwa led a nonviolent campaign against environmental degradation of the land and waters of Ogoniland by the operations of the multinational petroleum industry, especially Shell. He was also an outspoken critic of the Nigerian government, which he viewed as reluctant to enforce environmental regulations on the foreign petroleum companies operating in the area. At the peak of his non-violent campaign, Saro-Wiwa was arrested, hastily tried by a special military tribunal, and hanged in 1995 by the military government of General Sani Abacha, all on charges widely viewed as entirely politically motivated and completely unfounded. His execution provoked international outrage and resulted in Nigeria's suspension from the Commonwealth of Nations for over 3 years. A son of Ogoni chieftain Jim Wiwa, Ken was born in Bori, in the Niger Delta. He spent his childhood in an Anglican home and eventually proved himself to be an excellent student,he attended Secondary School at Government College Umuahia and on completion obtai... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=330970

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  • ISBN-13: 9781158029259
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 6/12/2010
  • Pages: 30
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.07 (d)

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