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SOWORE: UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATES DEEPLY CONCERNED_Ehiabhi Femi

In a post on Twitter on Sunday, the State Department tweeting @StateDRL, said, “We are deeply concerned that #Sowore has been re-detained in #Nigeria shortly after a court ordered he be released on bail. 

It further stated, “Respect for rule of law, judicial independence, political and media freedom, and due process are key tenets of #democracy.”  

The US State Department’s position follows similar condemnation by top American lawmakers like Cory Booker and Bob Menendez, who both called for the respect of Sowore’s rights and his immediate release. 

Sowore was first arrested on August 3, 2019 by the DSS for calling on Nigerians to pour out to the streets in peaceful demonstrations to demand a better country from the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. 


 

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