Nigerian activist Omoyele Sowore now free from his movements. A Nigerian court on Thursday ordered the state security agency to release within 24 hours the activist who remained in detention despite being released on bail.
Journalist and founder of the online newspaper Sahara Reporters ran as an independent candidate in the February 2019 elections won by President Muhammadu Buhari, before being arrested in August for calling for a revolution.
In September, Sowore pleaded not guilty to charges of treason, money laundering and harassment against the President of the Republic.
His bail was ordered on 4 October by a Nigerian court, but the activist was not released by the State Security Department, who claimed that the conditions for his release had not been met. .
Last month, Sowore’s supporters accused the security agency of opening fire on unarmed people during a peaceful protest demanding his release.
His continued detention has led to criticism of the Buhari administration. Nigerian opponents believe that human rights have been violated in this case as well as in the case of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria held since 2015 without trial.