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World IN BRIEF : NIGERIA : Jailed Opposition Chief Rejects Release

From Times Staff and Wire Services

Jailed opposition leader Moshood K. O. Abiola rejected a court’s conditions for his release, including a ban on any activity that could undermine the military government that has charged him with treason. Abiola’s release is one of the primary demands of Nigerian oil workers, whose monthlong strike has nearly paralyzed this West African country. An earlier military regime annulled the 1993 presidential election in which Abiola was the apparent winner. Abiola was arrested in June after declaring himself president.


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