IRIN: A LinkedIn to combat rights abuse?

IRIN: A LinkedIn to combat rights abuse? . “In 2016, a 12-year-old boy was reportedly detained and tortured in Giwa barracks in northeastern Nigeria. He ended up nearly paralysed. ‘We wanted to cite the officers in charge,’ said lawyer Chino Edmund Obiagwu. ‘But we weren’t able to get the information on their names.’ Obiagwu is the director of the Legal Defence and Assistance Project, an organisation representing victims of abuse by the Nigerian security forces. He explained how a new website, Who Was in Command, has made his work a lot easier by publishing the names, ranks, and command responsibilities of security forces in Nigeria, Egypt, and Mexico.”

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