US Govt.Declares There Will Be Consequences in Relationship With Nigeria Over Sowore's Rearrest

Published 1 month ago by: Olusanya Akinrinola
at 11:39 AM, 7/12/2019 (1 month ago)

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The United States Government has commented on the rearrest of Yele Sowore in the court room by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).

Insider NJ reports that Senator Bob Menendez, a Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from New Jersey, issued a statement concerning the arrest.

Menendez, in the statement, revealed that his office had been involved in securing Sowore’s release. He said:

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I am outraged by the blatant harassment of Omoyele Sowore, an activist and journalist whose only crime appears to be exercising his right to free expression.

In a concerted effort to secure his release on behalf of the Sowore family living in New Jersey, my office has been working closely with the State Department as Mr. Sowore’s case languished following his arbitrary arrest back in August. While we continue to seek immediate answers about Mr. Sowore’s treatment and conditions in jail, I will be further engaging directly with U.S. Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard in Abuja to raise this case at the highest levels of the Nigerian government so the Buhari Administration gets the message that we are committed to defending Mr. Sowore’s rights and securing his release.

This blatant miscarriage of justice is symptomatic of closing political and media space in Nigeria.

A video shared on Twitter by @kikelomosowore showed parts of the press conference, where Menendez said there will be consequences in the US’s relationship with Nigeria is any harm comes to Sowore.

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crocatum at 11:49 AM, 7/12/2019 (1 month ago)
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 Smiley Smiley Smiley Free Sowore, let this innocent man go
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smart61 at 12:42 PM, 7/12/2019 (1 month ago)
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IN AS MUCH AS WHAT TOOK PLACE IS NOT TOO GOOD, WHAT RIGHT DOES THE USA HAS TO INTERFARE IN NIGERIA INTERNAL AFFAIRS?  HOW MANY TIMES HAS NIGERIA ISSUED STATEMENTS TOWARDS USA POLICIES OR DOMESTIC AFFAIRS.? WOULD USA EVER RESPECT WHATEVER WE SAY IN RESPECT OF THEIR DOMESTIC AFFAIRS, NO.
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Brave5500 at 01:52 PM, 7/12/2019 (1 month ago)
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Quote from: smart61 on 12:42 PM,  7/12/2019
IN AS MUCH AS WHAT TOOK PLACE IS NOT TOO GOOD, WHAT RIGHT DOES THE USA HAS TO INTERFARE IN NIGERIA INTERNAL AFFAIRS?  HOW MANY TIMES HAS NIGERIA ISSUED STATEMENTS TOWARDS USA POLICIES OR DOMESTIC AFFAIRS.? WOULD USA EVER RESPECT WHATEVER WE SAY IN RESPECT OF THEIR DOMESTIC AFFAIRS, NO.
 

Go to hell U clone!
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PaulRaphael at 02:07 PM, 7/12/2019 (1 month ago)
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Your country called Nigeria is a zoo.  No respect for the rule of law. Citizens are intimidated and their rights violated at will. Who else is going to help?. Should the entire world continue to watch the lawlessness going on in Nigeria? . You should be ashamed if you are proud of Nigeria at moment.
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PaulRaphael at 02:27 PM, 7/12/2019 (1 month ago)
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Your country called Nigeria is a zoo.  No respect for the rule of law. Citizens are intimidated and their rights violated at will. Who else is going to help?. Should the entire world continue to watch the lawlessness going on in Nigeria? . You should be ashamed if you are proud of Nigeria at the moment.
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Patode at 10:27 PM, 7/12/2019 (1 month ago)
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What has America said about aljazeera journalists that have been detained for about two years without trial in Egypt?
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crocatum at 11:05 PM, 7/12/2019 (1 month ago)
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 Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley America please impose sanctions on animal Nigeria, wicked evil leaders, we need Sowore to speak the truth as he always does. America Thank you
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crocatum at 11:06 PM, 7/12/2019 (1 month ago)
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Quote from: Patode on 10:27 PM,  7/12/2019
What has America said about aljazeera journalists that have been detained for about two years without trial in Egypt?

lol, why doverting from the main topic here, free sowore, then we can talk about Eygpt, lol
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Baye77 at 10:36 AM, 10/12/2019 (1 month ago)
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Nigeria is a mess, no doubt about that..but the US should be the last to point accusing fingers...what about all the people you guys locked away in Guantanamo bay without trial???you think we dont know???keep your shitty help to yourself and leave us the f* alone.
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wolcymbol at 10:46 AM, 10/12/2019 (1 month ago)
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Because of what, that's a senator of the usa talking, ont an official position of the us government.
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crocatum at 11:20 AM, 10/12/2019 (1 month ago)
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Quote from: wolcymbol on 10:46 AM, 10/12/2019
Because of what, that's a senator of the usa talking, ont an official position of the us government.

because of ont
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