End Unfair Trial Of Sowore, Amnesty International Tells Buhari Govt
2 weeks ago Femi Olasunkanmi 0
Amnesty International has told the Buhari Government to end the unfair trail against rights activist and journalist, Omoyele Sowore.
The human rights group posited that the way the government was going about his case revealed a hidden agenda to silence him by all means.
Amnesty International Nigeria, Media Manager, Isa Sanusi, stated that the Nigerian Government must stop politically motivated charges against critics. He said, “Omoyele Sowore is in court again today facing an unfair trial.
“We are again calling on Nigerian authorities to drop all charges against him. “In November 2019 we declared him a Prisoner of Conscience solely for exercising his right to freedom of expression.
“The case of Sowore shows just how far the authorities in Nigeria can go to silence their critics.
“The government of President Muhammadu Buhari needs to stop filing bogus and politically motivated charges against critics and start listening to what they are saying.”
Sowore was arrested in the early hours of August 3, 2019 by operatives of the Department of State Services for calling on Nigerians to take to the streets in peaceful demonstrations on August 5 to demand a better country from the administration of President Buhari.
He was kept in unlawful detention from that period until December 5, 2019 when he was finally released on bail despite two court orders earlier sanctioning his freedom.
In a twist of event, DSS operatives invaded the Federal High Court in Abuja on December.