Several dead, injured following nationwide protests against police brutality in Nigeria

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari promised on Monday that the government would bring police officers responsible for misconduct to justice, after nearly a week of sustained protests against police brutality that were met by a harsh response. Police opened fire with live ammunition on Monday against anti-police demonstrators in the Surulere district of Lagos, marchers said.… Read More Several dead, injured following nationwide protests against police brutality in Nigeria

Eleven dead, hundreds injured following protests against police brutality in Colombia

Protests against police brutality in Colombia, which have rocked capital Bogota and satellite city Soacha for two nights, have left eleven dead and hundreds injured, the government said early on Friday. Demonstrators have taken to the streets for two consecutive nights to protest the death on Wednesday of Javier Ordonez, 46. A widely-shared video filmed… Read More Eleven dead, hundreds injured following protests against police brutality in Colombia

UN raises concern over police brutality during lockdowns

The U.N. human rights office voiced concern on Monday about more than a dozen countries that have declared states of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic where police have arrested or detained hundreds of thousands of people and killed others. “Emergency powers should not be a weapon governments can wield to quash dissent, control the… Read More UN raises concern over police brutality during lockdowns