Protesters besiege Amnesty International office, demand rights group leave Nigeria

Protesters besiege Amnesty International office, demand rights group leave Nigeria

03 Aug 2019, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

Protesters mounted a demonstration outside the Abuja office of Amnesty International demanding the immediate exit of the rights group from Nigeria. This is coming hours after reports emerged on social media that the government was planning to target Amnesty International and blacklist the group as a threat to Nigeria’s sovereignty amidst allegation that it was sympathetic to an upcoming nationwide protest been championed by  Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 presidential election, Mr. Omowole Sowore.

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceNigeria
State of OccurrenceFCT
Date of Occurrence01 Aug 2019
Security Agents InvolvedProtesters
Region of Occurrence North East Nigeria

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