Professor Richard Solomon Tarfa – who runs the Du Merci orphanages in Kano and Kaduna states in Nigeria, with his wife Mercy – was arrested on Christmas Day 2019 and has been held in detention ever since. According to reports, the children who have been moved to a state orphanage are being mistreated, prevented from going to school, and are under pressure to convert. On 21 February, one of them was assaulted by orphanage staff, allegedly in the presence of a state official.
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Send an email to the Nigerian High Commissioner: urge the Nigerian government to ensure Professor Tarfa’s immediate release. And the speedy return of the children.
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