Tuesday June 17, 2014, 7:19 pm
Although, I find this situation deplorable and the torturers despicable human beings, it's quite arduous for U.S. citizens to criticize other countries for doing, exactly what we are guilty, ourselves of doing.
With the well-known cruelty imposed by the Bush Administration, the whole world is cognizant of our torturing techniques. Of course, this doesn't include other abusive methods, about which we have no knowledge.
Revenge is a terribly, unhealthy character trait.
Not onl,y is it unChristian, it is childish behavior.
Social psychologist Ian McKee said,
'People who are more vengeful tend to be those motivated by power, by authority and by the desire for status. They don't want to LOSE FACE'/
".../... Moses is one of the core cases of Amnesty International Stop Torture Global Campaign and was highlighted in the 2014 Write for Rights campaign. In total, MORE THAN 800,000 actions were taken worldwide asking the Delta State Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan to commute the death sentence. ..."
" ... the outgoing Governor of Nigeria’s Delta State announced last night he had granted him a full pardon. ..."
In a statement following Governor Uduaghan’s announcement, Moses said: “I am overwhelmed. I thank Amnesty International and their activists for the great support that made me a conqueror in this situation.
“Amnesty International members and activists are my heroes. I want to assure them that this great effort they have shown to me will not be in vain, by the special grace of God I will live up to their expectation. I promise to be a human rights activist - to fight for others.”
Moses also thanked the human rights defender Justine Ijeomah, who leads the Nigerian NGO Human Rights Social Development and Environmental Foundation (HURSDEF), and Governor Uduaghan for “keeping to his word”. "
"Before leaving office today, Governor Uduaghan also commuted the death sentences of three other prisoners.
"As Nigeria’s new president, Muhammadu Buhari, takes office, Amnesty International is calling on him to immediately establish an official moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty.
"Approximately 1,500 people are currently languishing on death row in Nigeria, including juvenile offenders. In 2013, Nigeria resumed executions when four people were hanged despite a "voluntary" moratorium."