Less than 10 days to demand justice for Moses

Update, 30 Sep: It's our last day to influence the Governor, and we know his team are feeling the pressure - they're deleting your messages from his Facebook page so that the wider Nigerian community can't see details of Moses' case. 

We need one last massive push of messages - send a Facebook message and tweet to ask Moses death sentence be commuted

For many 16 year olds the worst thing imaginable is homework and school exams. But Moses Akatugba was full of hope for the future as he anxiously awaited his school results, until his life took a terrible turn.

On the 27 November 2005, Moses was arrested by the Nigerian army, accused of stealing three mobile phones. He says he was tortured - shot in the hand, and taken to a police station where he was beaten and hung from a ceiling fan for hours.

After eight years in prison, forced under torture to confess, Moses was sentenced to death by hanging.

On 1 October it is Independence Day in Nigeria. A day when traditionally the Governor of the Niger Delta, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, overturns death sentences for a few selected prisoners. This gives us a real chance to save Moses’ life.

You can help - send the Governor a tweet or Facebook message

Emmanuel Uduaghan is on Twitter and Facebook and with just a few days it's vitally important we make our campaign as public as possible. With just two clicks you can join us and make your voice heard.

Send a tweet

To tweet the Governor, just press the button below to send a message.

Tweet .@euduaghan We call on you to commute the death sentence for Moses Akatugba now #JusticeForMoses #StopTorture!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs');

And please retweet us to encourage your friends to take part:

One day left to get #JusticeforMoses. Ask Governor @euduaghan to commute his death sentence http://t.co/CnD0Vrl02o pic.twitter.com/8KBy8FnvGc

— Amnesty UK (@AmnestyUK) September 30, 2014

Leave a message on Facebook

If you're on Facebook, you can also write a personal message on the Governor's Facebook page, demanding that Moses' death sentence is commuted and his torture investigated. Please remember to keep it polite!

Want to do more? Sign and share our petition

30,000 of you have signed our petition calling for justice for Moses - thank you. if you haven't yet, please add your name!

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