Nigeria: UN slams ‘brutality’ against #EndSARS protesters
22 October 2020 | 11:00 am
The UN and EU have joined the chorus of disapproval against the harsh crackdown on anti-police brutality protesters in Nigeria. Witnesses said gunmen opened fire on a crowd of over 1,000 citizens in Lagos.
Judges at the European Union's top court have ruled that national judges should not be punished for seeking the advice of the European Court of Justice.
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