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Nigeria: Punitive Financial Moves Against Protesters

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Click to expand Image People hold banners and flags as they protest against police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday Oct. 19, 2020. © AP Photo/Sunday Alamba (Abuja) – Nigerian authorities appear to have used coercive financial measures to suppress protests against police brutality and independent media reporting, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should urgently lift arbitrary restrictions, including unblocking bank accounts of protest supporters, dismissing or reimbursing arbitrary fines, and investigating and appropriately disciplining officials responsible for any abuse…


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