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NIGERIA--HUMAN RIGHTS

Senator Chamarette, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a

formal motion, moved--That the Senate--

(a) records its outrage, sorrow and grief at the brutal and inhumane

execution of the nine Ogoni human rights and environmental

campaigners in Nigeria;

(b) expresses its sympathy to the families and friends of those

killed and to the Ogoni people for their loss;

(c) commends Ken Saro-Wiwa Jnr for his principled calls for a

peaceful outcome to the problems in Nigeria; and

(d) congratulates the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting for

its decision to immediately suspend Nigeria from the

Commonwealth.

Question put and passed.