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Nigeria: Activist’s Detention a Sign of Growing Intolerance

Expand Omoyele Sowore, pro-democracy activist and founder of Sahara Reporters news agency.    © 2016 Mohamed Nanabhay (via Wikimedia)   (Abuja) – The detention of  a pro-democracy activist on August 4, 2019 may well signify the Nigerian government’s growing intention to shut down dissent,. The Department of State Security arrested Omoyele Sowore, claiming that his call for nationwide protests on August 5, called Revolution Now, was an insurrection aimed at a forceful takeover of the government. “If Omoyele Sowore has been arrested in an attempt to stop the protests he helped to organize, that…

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