双语新闻:人权组织敦促克林顿向尼日利亚领导人施压

时间 : 2012-08-10 21:15来源 : VOA官网 收听下载次数 :

 美国国务卿克林顿星期四短暂访问尼日利亚首都阿布贾,会见总统乔纳森和其他官员。

总部设在美国的人权组织“人权观察”说,克林顿应该鼓励乔纳森总统打击伊斯兰激进组织“博科圣地”所从事的暴力活动,并制止他属下安全部队践踏人权和腐败的行为。美国政府已经宣称三个博科圣地组织的领导人为恐怖分子。

克林顿在结束尼日利亚的短暂访问之后,还预定在星期四稍后前往加纳同该国总统马哈马举行会谈

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is making a brief visit to Nigeria Thursday for meetings with President Goodluck Jonathan and other leaders.

She is traveling to the capital, Abuja, amid calls to urge Mr. Jonathan to address rising sectarian violence in Nigeria. Northern Nigeria is mostly Muslim. The south is mainly Christian.

U.S.-based Human Rights Watch says Clinton should encourage Mr. Jonathan to confront violence committed by the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, as well as abuses and corruption by his own security forces. The U.S. government has declared three Boko Haram leaders as terrorists.

From Nigeria, Clinton is scheduled to travel to Ghana later Thursday for talks with President John Mahama.