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Nigeria: Human Rights Defenders Must be Released: Omoyele Sowore, Olawale Bakare & Agba Jalingo

, Index number: AFR 44/1447/2019

Nigerian authorities have continued to detain human rights defenders Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare at the Department of State Services in Abuja, and Agba Jalingo in Calabar prison, southern Nigeria, since their arrests in August. They are facing trumped-up charges of treason because they demanded government accountability. The maximum penalty for the offence of treason is the death penalty. They must be released immediately and unconditionally.