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Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr Dies

The son of renowned Nigerian environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, who was executed more than 20 years ago, has died in London.

Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr, 47, passed away after suffering a stroke, his family say.
He was a journalist who became a presidential adviser.

His father was executed in 1995 by the Sani Abacha military government for leading protests against environmental degradation caused by massive oil spills sparked global outrage.ken-wiwa1
Saro-Wiwa Sr led the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop), which accused oil multinational Shell of destroying the environment in his home region of Ogoniland.

His execution after a secret trial under Gen Sani Abacha led to Nigeria being suspended from the Commonwealth.

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