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Protest threatened over memorial 20 years after Ken Saro-Wiwa execution

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Twenty years after ‘judicial murder’, Nigeria’s Ogoni people highlight international storm over oil spillage pollution

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John Vidal: Saturday 7 November 2015

Leaders of Nigeria’s Ogoni people have threatened to disrupt the country’s oil industry if the government does not release a British artwork commemorating the 20th anniversary of the execution of the writer Ken Saro-Wiwa.

The memorial, in the form of a large bus, has been impounded by customs in Lagos for six weeks because it is considered politically inflammatory. A quote from the writer on the side of the bus accuses the oil companies of “practising genocide against the Ogoni”.

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