Okina Deesor

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Deesor, a producer with Radio Rivers in the state of Rivers, was arrested and detained at the Government House Cell prison, reportedly without food or water. On Aug. 3, he was transferred to the Mobile Police Headquarters in Port Harcourt. According to Maj. Obi Umabi, Deesor’s detention was in connection with the July 18 Radio Rivers broadcast of the national anthem of the Ogoni people. In a letter to President Sani Abacha, CPJ denounced Deesor’s continued detention and asked for his immediate and unconditional release.