The United States (US) Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Affairs (DRL) has expressed reaction over the rearrest of the convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, Omoyele Sowore.
The United States (US) Bureau of Democracy in its swift reaction says it is deeply concerned that Sowore has been rearrested.
Eye9ja recalls that the DSS released Sowore on Thursday night after spending 124 days in detention, the release that followed a court ruling ordering DSS to release him in the next 24 hours.
However, the secret police on Friday morning re-arrested Sowore in the premises of the Federal High court, Abuja and reportedly took the activist to the DSS headquarters.
Apparently displeased with the arrest, the US in a swift reaction has issued a statement condemning the maltreatment of Sowore by officials of the DSS.
The office in a tweet on Saturday, December 7, noted that respect for the rule of law, judicial Independence, political and media freedom and due process are the principles of democracy.
“We are deeply concerned that #Sowore has been re-detained in #Nigeria, shortly after a court-ordered he be released on bail,” the bureau tweeted.
“Respect for rule of law, judicial independence, political and media freedom, and due process are key tenets of #democracy,” the tweet reads.
We are deeply concerned that #Sowore has been re-detained in #Nigeria, shortly after a court ordered he be released on bail. Respect for rule of law, judicial independence, political and media freedom, and due process are key tenets of #democracy.
— U.S. State Dept | Democracy, Human Rights, & Labor (@StateDRL) December 7, 2019