This report was written by Carina Tertsakian, researcher in the Africa Division of Human Rights Watch. It was edited by Bronwen Manby, Deputy Director of the Africa Division of Human Rights Watch, Wilder Tayler, Legal and Policy Director, and Michael McClintock, Deputy Program Director. Production and coordination assistance was provided by Jeffrey Scott, Veronica Matushaj, Patrick Minges, and Fitzroy Hepkins.
We would like to thank Human Rights Monitor, and in particular Gbenga Salako, for their participation in the research for this report.
Human Rights Watch thanks the Macarthur Foundation for their funding for our work on Nigeria.
This report was made possible in part by a gift from Jean-Christophe Castelli, in memory of Ludovic Trarieux (1840-1904), Dreyfusard and co-founder of the League of the Rights of Man, 1898.
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