Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Support victimised Nigerian Students!

Socialist Students in Bangor held a day of action in support of victimised student activists at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife Nigeria.

Iain Dalton & Gemma Chapman, Bangor Socialist Party

Three student leaders are being held in prison on trumped up charges of conspiracy to murder. They were elected by the student body fight against plans to commercialise and undermine education provision and to attack students’ rights to organise and resist.
We ran a stall collecting signatures demanding the students release.
Later on three of us attended the Student Union General Meeting where we spoke to members of the Amnesty Society who pledged support for our solidarity campaign.

For more info about the international day of protests see http://www.socialistworld.net/eng/2007/10/25nigera.html

And for the latest report from Nigeria see http://www.socialistworld.net/eng/2007/10/25nigerb.html


Renegade Eye said...

I will be at meetings with some of your comrades this week. Our groups work together on Jena6 Defense. I will ask them about it.

We have comrades in prison in Mexico.

blackstone said...

I support the Nigerian comrades and hope others do to as well. Spread the word!


Leftwing Criminologist said...

Thnaks for the support there's been another report posted up at http://www.socialistworld.net/eng/2007/11/01nigera.html

Dave Marlow said...

Good post. I know very little about the African socialist movement. It seems as if unjust imprisonment/detention has been a common struggle across the globe recently (Cuban Five, the Jena 6).