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Nigerian Journalist Omoyele Sowore Makes Bail Amid Treason Charges for Rallying Peaceful Protests

HeadlineSep 25, 2019

A Nigerian court granted bail on Tuesday to the journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore, but he remains in state custody. He has been jailed since August 3, shortly after he called for peaceful nationwide protests against the government. Sowore has been charged with treason and other offenses. Sowore is a former presidential candidate and the founder of the New York-based news outlet Sahara Reporters. He is also a past guest on Democracy Now!

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