Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Egypt,Israel, and Germany reject to give Nigerian militant Henry Okah treatment

Due to conditions set by the Government of Nigeria that state Henry Okah must be returned to Nigeria after receiving treatment. Egypt, Israel, and Germany have declined to give treatment to the leader of The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) who is currently facing a secret trial in Jos,Nigeria for treason.

The last hearing of Henry Okah took place last Friday. Mr. Femi Falana, who is Mr. Okah's lawyer said it was because of Nigeria's insistence that the countries should sign an undertaking to return him to Nigeria at the completion of his treatment. The countries declined to sign any such undertaking prompting government to opt for the importation of the equipment and experts for the treatment. Mr. Falana doubts this is the right course of action.

"We are dealing with a very dangerous situation. Getting experts and equipment into the country would take several weeks for the process to complete, we are dealing with a life threatening situation as his two kidneys may pack up any moment from now."


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