Abdul-Ganiyu Oyesola Fawehinmi, lawyer and human rights campaigner, born 22 April 1938; died 5 September 2009. Upon completion of his legal education in London, Gani Fawehinmi returned home and was called to the Nigerian Bar in January 1965. Barely a year later, the first republic was sacked by the armed forces.
Patrick Corrigan, Amnesty International’s Northern Ireland Programme Director, said: “Amnesty is deeply concerned at reports that potentially crucial evidence of possible human rights violations in Northern Ireland and elsewhere is being allowed to vanish from The National Archives. Victims of human rights abuses in Northern Ireland have a right to full disclosure of what happened to them and their loved ones at the hands of the state.