John Paul Oulu
John Paul Oulu also known as Oulu GPO (died March 5, 2009) was a Kenyan human rights activist and A former Vice Chairman of the Students Organization of Nairobi University(SONU);the representative student body at the University of Nairobi. His 2009 assassination is widely attributed to his work in documenting police killings.
Human rights work
Oulu was credited with an important role in investigative work behind police killings in Kenya, including The Cry of Blood — Report on Extra-Judicial Killings and Disappearances, which was widely publicised by WikiLeaks.
Oulu was shot and killed while sitting in rush hour traffic in Nairobi on March 5, 2009 along with lawyer and founder of the Oscar Foundation, Oscar Kamau Kingara. Following the assassination, WikiLeaks called for witness reports and described Kingara and Oulu as "Wikileaks-related senior human rights activists".
- "Activist laid to rest". Daily Nation. 2009-03-14. Retrieved 2009-04-02.
- "Wikileaks writers killed in Kenya". Hawai`i Free Press/WikiLeaks. 2009-03-09. Archived from the original on 2010-12-28. Retrieved 2010-12-29.
- McConnell, Tristan (2009-03-07). "Rights activist Oscar Kamau Kingara shot dead in central Nairobi". The Times (London). Archived from the original on 2010-12-28. Retrieved 2009-04-02.
- "'The Cry of Blood' — Report on Extra-Judicial Killings and Disappearances". Kenya National Commission on Human Rights/Enforced Disappearances Information Exchange Center. 2008-09-25. Archived from the original on 2010-12-28. Retrieved 2010-12-29.
- WikiLeaks (2009-06-02). "WikiLeaks wins Amnesty International 2009 Media Award". WikiLeaks. Archived from the original on 2010-12-28. Retrieved 2010-12-29.
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