John Paul Oulu

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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.[1] His 2009 assassination is widely attributed[2][3] to his work in documenting police killings.[3][4]

Human rights work[edit]

Oulu was credited with an important role in investigative work behind police killings in Kenya,[5] including The Cry of Blood — Report on Extra-Judicial Killings and Disappearances,[4] which was widely publicised by WikiLeaks.[5]

Assassination[edit]

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.[3] Following the assassination, WikiLeaks called for witness reports and described Kingara and Oulu as "Wikileaks-related senior human rights activists".[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Activist laid to rest". Daily Nation. 2009-03-14. Retrieved 2009-04-02. 
  2. ^ a b "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. 
  3. ^ a b c 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. 
  4. ^ a b "'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. 
  5. ^ a b WikiLeaks (2009-06-02). "WikiLeaks wins Amnesty International 2009 Media Award". WikiLeaks. Archived from the original on 2010-12-28. Retrieved 2010-12-29.