Christian Lawyers Fellowship of Nigeria
Today in Nigeria, Christian and other religious, ethnic, and at-risk communities suffer from targeted violence of extremists and religious persecution and human rights abuses at the hands of government security forces. Many face arbitrary arrests and detention, torture and inhumane incarceration, denied fair and open trials, are separated from their families, have no access or money for legal help, or have any means to support or communicate with families that depend upon them.
Doing what they can to address this need is a network of mostly volunteer attorneys and other professionals from the Christian Lawyers Fellowship of Nigeria (CLASFON), a faith-based nonprofit organization for Christian lawyers and law graduates in Nigeria. CLASFON’s members engage in dispute resolution and reconciliation, actively defend and protect religious liberty—including providing pro bono defense of indigent persons in detention or outside undergoing trial, distributing relief materials, and helping secure trauma counseling for internally displaced persons. Responding to calls for help, individual CLASFON lawyers take time off from their own jobs and pay their own out-of-pocket travel costs or borrow from their colleagues to drive throughout the country to defend or assist prisoners at detention centers or other places where they are being held or sentenced.
Your donations will be used to provide the cost of gas and basic transport cost for four or more volunteer lawyers for an entire year.
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