“I am alarmed by the re-arrest of Mr. Sowore and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare just hours after their release, especially the violent manner in which this all was conducted. Nigerian citizens have the right to exercise their civil liberties without harassment and arbitrary arrest. There are currently numerous journalists and activists in detention in the country. I am increasingly concerned about Nigeria’s attacks on freedom of expression. Nigeria’s own rule of law and due process must be respected."