LIBYA HALTS EXECUTION OF NIGERIANS ON DEATH ROW
October 1, 2009: Libyan authorities agreed to stay the execution of the approximately 200 Nigerians on death row pending a case brought by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) before the African Commission on Human and Peoplesā Rights.
"The Commission requested a provisional measure to stay execution. There is now a hold on the execution of the convicted persons," Catherine Modupe Atoki, member of the African Commission, said.
The African Commission is the body charged with overseeing compliance with legal obligations under the African Charter on Human and Peopleās Rights. (Sources: This Day, 01/10/2009)