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