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NIGERIA: Militia leader charged with treason, risks life imprisonment

An influential separatist militia leader from Nigeria’s volatile oil-rich Delta region faces life in jail after being charged with treason on Thursday following comments made in a newspaper interview. As Moujahid Dokubo-Asari heard the charges, hundreds of his supporters massed outside the court in the capital Abuja, demanding the release of the leader of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force (NDPVF). Dokubo-Asari, who was arrested more than two weeks ago for the comments calling for the break-up of Nigeria, appeared in court to hear charges including conspiracy, unlawful assembly and “treasonable felony” read to him before presiding judge Babs Akinwumi. Full Story

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