§ Mr. David Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Nigerian Government about: the arrests of the human rights and pro-democracy activists Dr. Beko Ransome-Kuti, Barrister Femi Falana and Baba Omajola in Lagos on 19 May; and if he will make a statement.350W
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
We have told the Nigerian Government of our grave concern at the arrest and continued detention of these human rights activists. We have strongly urged them to abide by the due processes of law and either release or try the activists under normal and fair legal procedure. We expect to make further representations on this subject to the Nigerian authorities with our European Community partners.