No One Should Be Jailed For Exercising Their Freedom Of Expression – Amnesty Int’l Tells Buhari

Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is a non-governmental organization based in the United Kingdom focused on human rights.

Amnesty International called on Buhari government to drop all charges against Sowore and his accomplices.

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

The AI reacted to the release of of Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow Movement from custody by the Department of the State Service, DSS.

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

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

Amnesty International on their 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.”

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