Socio-Financial Rights and Accountability Undertaking (SERAP) has condemned violent assaults on #RevolutionNow protesters in Abuja and different elements of Nigeria.
It warned the federal government of President Muhammadu Buhari to finish the usage of extreme drive in opposition to protesters, and permit residents train their human rights.
On Wednesday, the Division of State Service (DSS) arrested Olawale Bakare and a few co-protesters carrying orange-coloured caps round Olaiya space of Osogbo, Osun State.
A number of others have been arrested by the police and the Nigerian Military in Abuja.
SERAP deputy director, Kolawole Oluwadare, stated authorities have violated their obligations below the Nigerian Structure of 1999 (as amended), the Worldwide Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the African Constitution on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
He famous that no person needs to be arrested or subjected to ill-treatment merely for participating in peaceable protests.
“Fairly than suppressing peaceable protests, the authorities ought to guard peaceable protesters and guarantee a protected and enabling surroundings for individuals to train their constitutionally and internationally assured rights to freedom of expression and peaceable meeting.”
SERAP urged the federal government and safety businesses to right away and unconditionally launch all these arrested.
The rights group demanded investigation of assaults on protesters and identification of culpable brokers.
“Nigerian authorities have to take critically the protesters’ socio-economic grievances, together with by instantly taking measures to genuinely combat grand corruption, and enhance entry of Nigerians to primary public items and providers”, it added.