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See what Amnesty International told Buhari after Sowore’s release

In a reaction to Sowore's release, Amnesty International asked President Buhari’s government to also drop all charges against Sowore and his accomplices.


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Omoleye Sowore

So, the Department of Security Service, DSS eventually released the publisher of Sahara Reporters on Thursday after an Abuja federal high court ordered his release for the third time.

Sowore was released within less than 24 hours after Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu ordered his release by the DSS.

Sowore was let off the hook of the DSS along with his co-accused Olawale Bakare around 7:15 pm Thursday night

They were released to their lead counsel and Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN Mr Femi Falana.

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But in a reaction to the release, Amnesty International asked President Buhari’s government to also drop all charges against Sowore and his accomplices.

The rights group added that Sowore was detained for exercising his freedom of expression hence all charges should be dropped against him.

AI on its verified Twitter page wrote: “Amnesty International welcomes the release of Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare. We again call on authorities to drop all charges against them.

“We are also calling for the release of Agba Jalingo. All of them were detained solely for exercising their freedom of expression.”

Amnesty International welcomes the release of Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare. We again call on authorities to drop all charges against them. We are also calling for the release of Agba Jalingo. All of them were detained solely for exercising their freedom of expression.

— Amnesty Int. Nigeria (@AmnestyNigeria) December 6, 2019

 

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