Amnesty International Condemns Senator Nwoko’s Cybercrime Trial Against Sowore, Demands Immediate Dismissal

The international human rights organization Amnesty International issued an urgent demand for the immediate dismissal of the cybercrime case brought against the Nigerian human rights activist Omoyele Sowore by the Nigeria Police Force, acting at the behest of Senator Ned Nwoko.

Following his return to Nigeria from the United States, Sowore arrived at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday morning to attend the cybercrime trial brought against him by Senator Ned Nwoko through the Nigeria Police Force.

After spending a period of over 40 days in the United States with his family, Sowore return to Nigeria, arriving in the country on a United Airlines flight from Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, May 1st, 2024.

Upon his arrival at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, the #RevolutionNow convener was greeted by an immense crowd of his fervent followers, fellow activists, and members of his political party. The boisterous reception, which spilled over with ardent declarations of support and declarations of solidarity, was a palpable testament to the activist’s enduring influence in the realm of Nigerian politics and his enduring popularity among those seeking to effect meaningful change in their country.

In a powerful statement issued on Thursday via X, Amnesty International lambasted the cybercrime lawsuit brought against activist Omoyele Sowore as “bogus” and flagrantly unlawful, displaying the organization’s fierce resistance to the politically motivated prosecution.

The statement read, “The unfair prosecution of Sowore is part of restriction of civic space and escalating crackdown on human rights in Nigeria.

“Authorities must allow Sowore and other activists and journalists to freely carry out their activities without any harassment and fear of reprisals.”


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