SERAP demands UN Human Right intervention over Nigeria Journalists, Protesters arrests

SERAP demands UN Human Right intervention over Nigeria Journalists, Protesters arrests

Socio- economic rights and accountability project (SERAP) have demanded human rights for intervention over arbitrary arrests and repression on Nigeria journalists, organizers, and protesters by Nigeria police force and other security agents.

According to the statements SERAP tweeted, ‘’We have sent an open letter to UN Human Right, thereby seeking them to urgently convene a special session on Nigeria  over recent arrest  of #RevolutionNow protesters.

However, SERAP have shown their interest and concern over threat, arrests and attacks on Nigeria journalists, bloggers and human rights defenders.

Thus, The body urged UN Human Rights to support and hold special session of human rights without delay.

SERAP also lamented over suppression of freedom of speech, harassment and intimidation Nigeria journalists and protesters have experienced so far.

According to SERAP, the council should admonish Nigeria government to respect her citizen rights to freedom of expression, grant access to freedom of peaceful assembly and association as stipulated and guaranteed in UN human rights law which resists use of force for dispersion of protesters and journalists.

The council should also act fast and implement the release of ‘RevolutionNow protesters’ and also ensure that government authorities cease from humiliation and intimidation of her citizens.

In addition, government should collaborate with the council and also grant them free access in order to investigate all allegations related to human rights.

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