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By Nkem Egenuka on Fri, 10/02/2017 - 16:22

Dr. Bekolari Ransome-Kuti died on 10 February 2006. He was a medical doctor known for his work as a human rights activist.

Dr. Beko was born in Abeokuta, Nigeria and attended Abeokuta Grammar School, Coventry Technical College, and Manchester University, where he became a medical doctor.

Beckolari Ransome-Kuti helped to form Nigeria's first human rights organization, the Campaign for Democracy, which in 1993 opposed the dictatorship of General Sani Abacha.

He was adopted as a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International and freed in 1998 following the death of Sani Abacha.

After Dr. Bekolari’s death in 2006, the state government honoured him with a statue in 2010.

 

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