A member of the United States House of Representatives, Karen Bass, has demanded the release of Omoyele Sowore, the convener of the #RevolutionNowMovement and publisher of Sahara Reporters.
Mrs Bass, in a statement disclosed that Mr Sowore’s continued detention violates a “fragment of his fundamental human right”
The U.S. lawmaker, said she is concerned about the continued detention of the activist as she argued that he has the right to protest under the law.
“Mr Sowore has the right to exercise freedom of expression and protest for change in a peaceful manner; he also has the right to peacefully assemble and voice opposition to the government. The right to peaceful protest is a fundamental human right guaranteed under bother Nigerian and international law.
“I stand with the human rights and the international community in declaring that the continued detainment of Mr Omoyele Sowore is a flagrant violation of his human rights. I also stand with the international community in urging the AU and UN Special Rapporteurs to secure his immediate release from detention,” her statement read.
Many Nigerians including his wife and several civil society organisations have also demanded the release of Mr Sowore.