Sunday, September 11, 2016

Harassment Of BBOG Group Members, SERAP Seeks UN Intervention

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an urgent appeal to Mr. Maina Kiai UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association to draw his “attention to continuing harassment and intimidation of the #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group by the Nigerian authorities, and the impermissible restrictions on the rights of members to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.”

SERAP in the urgent appeal dated 9 September 2016 and signed by the organization’s senior staff counsel Timothy Adewale said that, “No Nigerian law makes it a crime to demonstrate in any part of the country. Harassing the BBOG group and stopping its members from proceeding peacefully to the seat of government is overkill.”

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