Nigerian author's passport siezed
Saturday 24 September 1994
LAGOS - The military government has seized the passport of the Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, preventing him from travelling to a human rights conference in its continuing clampdown on Nigeria's pro-democracy movement.
Government radio said Soyinka was stopped at Lagos airport on Thursday night as he tried to board a plane to Stockholm. Soyinka is an outspoken critic of General Sani Abacha's military regime who has brought a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court to declare the administration illegal. AP
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