Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization
Interim Statement of the UNPO Mission to investigate the Situation of the Ogoni in Nigeria
Prepared by Richard Boele, The Hague, March 3 1995,
Office of the General Secretary
STATEMENT OF THE UNPO MISSION TO INVESTIGATE THE SITUATION OF THE OGONI (NIGERIA) February 17 to 26, 1995
The Hague, March 3, 1995
At the invitation of the Movement of the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), the General Secretary of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) sent a mission to Nigeria in order to investigate the situation of the Ogoni people in the oil-rich Niger delta, Rivers State. The mission coincided with the trial of Mr Ken Saro-Wiwa and other Ogoni leaders by a special military tribunal in Port Harcourt. Mr Saro-Wiwa was elected Vice-chairperson of the UNPO General Assembly in 1993.