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Joint Petition about Nigeria to UN Special Advisor for Genocide Prevention Goes Unanswered
press releases · 27. July 2022
On 21 June, 14 NGOs submitted a confidential petition about Nigeria to the UN Special Advisor for Genocide Prevention. Five weeks later, the Office of the Secretary General still

As Pentecost massacre victims are laid to rest, Christian Solidarity International asks Liz Truss to take action on Nigeria
press releases · 22. June 2022
John Eibner calls on British Foreign Secretary to declare Nigeria “country of particular concern” at International Ministerial Conference on Freedom of Religion or Belief

Christian Solidarity International Calls on Blinken to Pursue Justice for Lynched Nigerian Student
press releases · 19. May 2022
Today, Dr. John Eibner, the president of Christian Solidarity International, wrote to U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken about last week’s lynching of Deborah Samuel Yakubu, a 25-year-old Christian student, by a mob of Muslim supremacists in Sokoto, Nigeria. Deborah, Eibner told the Secretary of State, “was hunted down, beaten and set on fire in broad daylight, undefended by the security officers who were present. Deborah died because of a rumor that she had insulted Islam.”

Baroness Cox, John Eibner write to Luka Binniyat
press releases · 28. January 2022
Caroline Cox, an independent member of the House of Lords, and Dr. John Eibner, the president of Christian Solidarity International, have written an open letter to Luka Binniyat, the Christian journalist imprisoned for his coverage of atrocities against Christians in Nigeria's southern Kaduna State. "Thank you for standing so boldly in solidarity with the victims of atrocity crimes," they wrote. "You are an inspiration. We hope and pray that we will be able to meet you soon in freedom."

CSI calls on President Biden to intervene for imprisoned Nigerian journalist
press releases · 01. December 2021
Christian Solidarity International today called on President Joe Biden to intervene in the case of Luka Binniyat, a Nigerian Christian journalist who has been imprisoned for nearly a month for his reporting on massacres of Christians in his native Kaduna state. In a letter sent to the president on Wednesday, CSI’s international president, Dr. John Eibner, asked Biden to use his “Summit for Democracy” next week to urge Nigerian President Mohammadu Buhari to release Binniyat.

CSI statement on State Dept.'s removal of Nigeria from watchlist
press releases · 23. November 2021
Christian Solidarity International (CSI) notes with grave concern the U.S. State Department’s decision to remove the Federal Republic of Nigeria from the U.S. list of “Countries of Particular Concern” (CPC) with regards to religious freedom. “Removing this largely symbolic sign of concern is a brazen denial of reality and indicates that the U.S. intends to pursue its interests in western Africa through an alliance with Nigeria’s security elite, at the expense of Christians."

Rev. Gideon Para-Mallam: A personal reaction to Nigeria's removal from the CPC list
press releases · 23. November 2021
The culture of denial when it comes to religious persecution by this present government in Nigeria has blindfolded the US government, writes Rev Dr Gideo Para-Mallam.

CSI calls on U.S. Secretary of State to engage with victims of atrocities on Nigeria visit
press releases · 17. November 2021
Christian Solidarity International (CSI) has written to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken ahead of his visit to Nigeria on 18 November 2021, to highlight the imminent risk of genocide in the African country and urge him to engage with victims of human rights abuses there. In his letter dated 17 November 2021, CSI International President Dr John Eibner warned that the Nigerian government was failing in its duty to protect its citizens amid growing insecurity and sectarian violence.

press releases · 21. September 2020
Obadiah Mailafia faces state harassment and death threats after radio interview

press releases · 18. September 2020
15 NGOs and individuals released rejoinders to respond to Nigeria’s critique of two independent reports

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