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Hope for Nigeria death-row troops

Escort Bursa — Nigerias incoming leader may evaluate the dying sentences of 66 soldiers charged for declining to battle Boko Haram an attorney has stated

Femi Falana told the BBC that Muhammadu Buhari had guaranteed to examine all procedures from the militants

He stated he was now confident the soldiers who stated they didn’t have weapons to defend myself against the Islamist insurgents wouldn’t be performed and face justice

Now it had been revealed another 579 soldiers face trial over indiscipline

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Military spokesperson Sani Usman stated the courts martial presently happening within the capital Abuja would ensure professionalism within the military

The Worldwide Committee from the Red-colored Mix (ICRC) has stated the Boko Haram insurgency which started in ’09 had triggered probably the most serious humanitarian crises in Africa

Mr Falana who’s a prominent human privileges lawyer and symbolized a few of the 66 sentenced to dying for conspiracy cowardice and mutiny this past year stated the Nigerian government had unsuccessful to adequately equip the models fighting the insurgency within the north-east

They [the soldiers] didn’t sign to commit suicide but to battle for his or her fatherland because the government didn’t make weapons available these were not able to battle he told the BBCs Newsday programme

The sentences are waiting for confirmation but we’re making plans to make sure that no soldier no officer in Nigeria is performed due to the negligence from the Nigerian condition in motivating the soldiers to battle and outfitting them

He stated that outgoing Leader Goodluck Jonathan had declined to help towards the request from the charged soldiers to examine their matter

So happily the incoming government of Gen Muhammadu Buhari has guaranteed to examine the whole procedures within the north-east region and we’re certain that the instances from the officials and also the soldiers is going to be examined to ensure that justice will be performed for them

Earlier he told the Connected Press news agency the courts martial were a travesty because they were locked in secret and evidence provided by a few of the accused indicated corrupt officials frequently diverted money intended for salaries and arms

Despite a condition of emergency in three north-eastern condition Boko Haram handled to consider over many cities and towns this past year

It had been only in the finish of The month of january with military backing from Chad Cameroon and Niger the military started to recapture territory

However sporadic attacks and violence have ongoing

Whole towns have fled their towns and suffered unthinkable suffering even when the fighting stopped tomorrow it will require many years of investment and painstaking try to rebuild livelihoods and services ICRC leader Peter Maurer stated after a visit to the north-east

Help seemed to be required for the sufferers of sexual violence among common evidence the militants raped a few of the kidnapped ladies and women he stated

The audience continues to be holding a lot of women women and kids captives including 219 schools women it kidnapped from the school in Chibok in April this past year

Row over polish to detect rape drug

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Four male college students at the North Carolina State University are developing a new kind of nail polish that changes colour in the presence of date-rape drugs, like GHB and Rohypnol.

The goal of their company, Undercover Colors, is “to invent technologies that empower women to protect themselves,” specifically against sexual assault, they said on their Facebook Page.

With our nail polish, any woman will be empowered to discreetly ensure her safety by simply stirring her drink with her finger, they said. “If her nail polish changes colour, she’ll know that something is wrong.

Undercover Colors initially garnered praise, with hundreds of thousands of likes and shares across Facebook and Twitter.

There are already bulky devices that can be used to test drinks for date rape drugs, writes Adam Clark Estes for Gizmodo .

But it’s not necessarily easy to carry these things around on a night out and whip them out at bars.”

However, the inevitable internet backlash came from a surprising source – anti-rape advocates.

I’m appreciative that young men like want to curb sexual assault, but anything that puts the onus on women to ‘discreetly’ keep from being raped misses the point,” writes Jessica Valenti for the Guardian.

“We should be trying to stop rape, not just individually avoid it.”

Valenti argues that promoting products like Undercover Colors is not only ineffective, but also can lead to victim-blaming, if women don’t take all the suggested precautions.

“Women are already expected to work hard to prevent themselves from becoming the victims of sexual assault,” writes Tara Culp-Ressler for Think Progress.

Now, remembering to put on anti-rape nail polish and discreetly slip a finger into each drink might be added to that ever growing checklistsomething that actually reinforces a pervasive rape culture in our society

Additionally, date rape drugs are not necessarily a factor in the majority of sexual assaults as much as alcohol

Writing for Jezebel, Erin Gloria Ryan says that improving education around sexual assault could prove more beneficial than colour-changing manicures

Teach men that having sex with women too incapacitated to consent is rape,” she writes