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Ongoing Efforts to Bring Omoyele Sowore Home

Omoyele Sowore is a journalist and social activist who has been trapped in his native Nigeria in a bizarre diplomatic quarantine—confined to house arrest, facing bogus charges with little prospect of returning to his wife and children in New Jersey anytime soon.

RFK Human Rights has been involved in a campaign for Sowore’s release, including petitioning the UN and drawing national attention to his case, but Sowore falls into a delicate diplomatic fissure. As a Nigerian, he has legal residency in the U.S. with his “green card” status. But he is not a U.S. citizen.

In an exclusive interview from Nigeria—his first with an American news agency since his arrest in August 2019—Sowore shares more about his case, the widespread corruption in the Buhari administration and its often-brutal efforts to trample democratic reforms in Nigeria, and how his arbitrary arrest continues to put his life at risk.

Read the full article here.

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