End SARS: Right groups warn Nigerian govt over clampdown on activists

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, has raised the alarm over the assaults focused on activists and pro-democracy campaigners because the begin of Finish SARS protests by the Nigerian authorities.

The Coalition warned towards the searching down of Finish SARS protesters and promoters throughout the nation.

Recall that some standard Nigerians who threw their weight behind the Finish SARS protest had been dragged earlier than a Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Excessive Court docket in Abuja.

An activist, Kenechukwu Okeke, had dragged these linked with the protest earlier than the court docket for alleged conspiracy.

Nonetheless, the coalition expressed concern over the clampdown on promoters of the protest.

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The coalition said this in an announcement collectively signed by the next, Centre for Democracy and Improvement, CDD, Sufficient is Sufficient, EIE, Nigeria, Companions for Electoral Reform, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, Useful resource Centre for Human Rights and Civic Schooling, CHRICED.

Others included: Social Motion, Proper to Know, Attorneys Alert, Non-public and Public Improvement Centre, South Saharan Social Improvement Organisation, Companions West Africa- Nigeria, Centre, LSD, Related Improvement, CODE.

The assertion reads: “We categorical grave considerations in regards to the rise within the stage of assaults focused at human rights activists and pro-democracy campaigners particularly because the begin of the #EndSARS protests.

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“This Coalition is conscious that the Nigerian authorities have stepped up measures to clamp down on people, organisations and company our bodies alleged to be the masterminds of the protests.

“More and more, protest organisers are being intimidated and coerced by numerous state establishments.”

A few of the promoters of the Finish SARS protests had cried out over journey ban positioned on them by the Nigerian authorities over their affiliation with the protest.

Additionally, a few of the protesters had been arrested and arraigned in court docket by safety operatives

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