Stop prosecuting Sowore, his arrest illegal – UN Panel tells Nigerian Govt

The United Nations Working Group has declared the detention of human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, as arbitrary and illegal under international law. It, therefore, called on the Nigerian government to stop the unlawful prosecution of Sowore for his attempts to organise a peaceful protest in August of 2019. The United Nations Working Group on arbitrary detention, under the United Nation Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR), made the demand in a statement. The group comprises scholars and experts who specialise in human rights issues and related laws. It will be recalled that Sowore was arrested on August 3 last year in

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