Nigeria faces backlash over the arrest of a US-based activist and journalist
By Bukola Adebayo, CNN
Updated 12:43 PM EST, Mon December 09, 2019
Sowore speaks during his arraignment on September 30, 2019."/>
Lagos, Nigeria(CNN)The Nigerian government is facing immense criticism over the re-arrest and detention of investigative journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore on treason charges.
The journalist, who has been charged with treasonable felony, was released a day before his court hearing last week. However, DSS officials stormed the court premises and re-arrested him, sparking nationwide outrage and international criticism against the government.
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