MEND Leader, Henry Okah Opposes Trial Under South Africa’s Anti-Terror Laws

Leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), Henry Okah who was convicted in 2013 and sentenced to 24 years in jail for the 2010 bombings in Abuja and Warri whereby about three people died has opposed his trial in a High Court in Pretoria, South African.

The opposition came on Tuesday when he challenged his prosecution and conviction under South Africa’s anti-terror laws instead of under International Humanitarian Law under the International Criminal court Act.

“I have the right to appear before this court, for this court to determine the lawfulness of my detention regardless of the final judgement,” Okah told the judge.

Looking a bit frail but in high spirits, Okah represented himself in court and perused through a lot of legal documentation in an attempt to secure his freedom.

The judge eventually adjourned and reserved judgment for December 20, 2019.

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