Wednesday, August 4, 2021

NIGERIA: Activists Jailed for T-Shirts - URGENT ACTION

Amnesty International, USA, 8-3, 2021.

Activists Larry EmmanuelAnene Victor UdokaSamuel GabrielHenry Nwodo, and Ben Mannaseh are being arbitrarily detained in connection to their peaceful activism. 

On July 4, 2021 they attended a church service at the Dunamis International Gospel Center in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, when they were arrested and beaten by the Center’s security unit for wearing #BuhariMustGo T-shirts. 

In detention, they have been denied access to their lawyers and family and are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. Nigerian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release them, in accordance with a court order.