Nigerian Journalist Omoyele Sowore Pleads Not Guilty, Remains Locked Up

HeadlineOct 01, 2019

In Nigeria, the imprisoned journalist and former presidential candidate Omoyele Sowore pleaded not guilty to treason and other charges on Monday. He has been jailed since early August after calling for protests against Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. Sowore, who founded the New York-based news outlet Sahara Reporters, briefly spoke to reporters on Monday before being pulled away by Nigerian security agents.

Omoyele Sowore: “That is why Nigeria must fight for its soul and assure that the revolution, that gives our people the chance to have control of their own” —

Supporter: “Revolution!”

Supporters: “Now!”

Supporter: “Revolution!”

Supporters: “Now!”

Omoyele Sowore: “Revolution!”

Supporters: “Now!”

Omoyele Sowore: “Revolution!”

Supporters: “Now!”

Click here to see our interview on the imprisonment of Omoyele Sowore.

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