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Son of Nigeria’s Ken Saro-Wiwa dies

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The son of renowned Nigerian environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, who was executed more than 20 years ago, has died in London.

Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr, 47, passed away after suffering a stroke, his family say.

He was a journalist who became a presidential adviser.

The 1995 execution of his father by a military government for leading protests against environmental degradation caused by the oil industry sparked global outrage.

Saro-Wiwa Sr led the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop), which accused oil multinational Shell of destroying the environment in his home region of Ogoniland in south-eastern Nigeria.

His execution after a secret trial under Gen Sani Abacha led to Nigeria being suspended from the Commonwealth.

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Statement from The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People(MOSOP)

The apex mass-based organization of the Ogoni people, MOSOP, on behalf of the entire Ogoni nation wishes to express our deep shock over the news of the death of Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr.

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) is deeply pained by this tragic incident, the loss of our dear “Ken Jr.” – son of our celebrated hero, Ken Saro-Wiwa.

We express our deepest condolences to the family of Wiwa in particular and the Ogoni nation in general.

Signed:

Fegalo Nsuke

Publicity Secretary

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People(MOSOP)

Dignity House

9 Justice Mary Odili Street

off  Ken Saro-Wiwa Road(formerly Liberation Stadium Road)

500101 Port Harcourt

Rivers State

Nigeria

Mob:+234 803-074-5332

Email:[email protected]

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