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Sowore Gets Nominated For United States Prisoner Of Conscience Honour
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Sowore Gets Nominated For United States Prisoner Of Conscience Honour

According to SaharaReporters, the pro-democracy campaigner and journalist, Omoyele Sowore, has been nominated to receive the Prisoner of Conscience honour from the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the United States House of Representatives. The bipartisan commission is charged with promoting, defending and advocating for international human rights. U.S lawmaker, Josh Gottheimer, sponsored Sowore’s nomination for the prestigious recognition. The Congressman made the announcement during a meeting with other American politicians on Friday. He said: “For months now, I have been working closely with the Sowore family, the Haworth community, the State Department, and my colleagues to advocate on Yele’s (Omoyele) behalf. “We are urging the Nigerian Government to protect Yele’s safe...
Omoyele Sowore’s Neighbors In US Demand His Release From DSS Custody
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Omoyele Sowore’s Neighbors In US Demand His Release From DSS Custody

Residents of Bergen County in New Jersey, US, where detained activist, Omoyele Sowore, is said to be resident, have demanded his release from custody. Mr Sowore is in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) on charges of treasonable felony and other sundry offences. NJ.com reports that residents of the county will on Monday evening gather at Haworth Borough Hall to demand Sowore’s release. Speaking on the gathering, Haworth Councilwoman Heather Wasser said: “We want the federal government paying attention. We want the United Nations paying attention. We want him out of Nigeria safely.” Congressman Josh Gottheimer, who represents the district that Sowore resides in, said he is looking into the matter. “We’re in touch with the State Department on this matter ...