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Nigeria: Journalist re-arrested a day after release from prison

December 11, 2019

Nigerian-American journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore was re-arrested on December 6 on treason charges, despite a court ordering his release. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate, the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), strongly condemn the impunity for violations of media freedom in Nigeria..

Journalist Omoyele Sowore is the founder of U.S.-based Sahara Reporters, an online publication that reports on corruption in Nigeria. In August 2019, he was arrested by agents of the Department of State Security (DSS) on charges of treason, money laundering and harassing President Muhammadu Buhari. Sowore was granted bail in October, but was not released until last week, because security agents said he had not met the bail conditions.

Read the Post on the International Federation of Journalists website Here