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EndSARS memorial: HURIWA demands immediate release of arrested youths, names protesters as heroes

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The Human Rights Writers Affiliation of Nigeria, HURIWA has known as for the discharge of some Nigerian youths who have been arrested on the Lekki Tollgate on Wednesday following the one yr anniversary protest in honour of those that have been allegedly killed by the Nigerian Army on October 20, 2020.

DAILY POST had reported that a number of the protesters who stormed the Tollgate on Wednesday morning have been arrested by the Lagos State police command for violating its order.

The command had previous to the protest, warned the organizers to shelve the plan on account of safety motive. However some activists insisted that the anniversary of the 2020 bloodbath have to be noticed in each Lekki and different elements of the nation.

The rights group which described the arrest as completely ‘unconstitutional, illegal, despicable, primitive and reprehensible”, known as for an unconditional launch of the arrested protesters from detention.

HURIWA described those that participated within the anniversary protests as heroes of constitutionalism who fairly than being victimised, humiliated, harassed or tortured needs to be awarded Nationwide honours of bravery and brave defence of Constitutional democracy and the rule of legislation which represent collectively the bedrock of the human rights provisions enshrined on chapter 4 of the GrundNorm.

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The rights group additionally requested the Nationwide Meeting to create a nationwide board for the safety of protesters.

HURIWA mentioned, “the decision for a creation of an unbiased, autonomous however robust nationwide company to deal with promotion of attitudes of optimistic, democratic and peaceable protests has change into more and more essential as a means of mainstreaming the democratic advantage of civil protests that are important parts for the sustenance and survival of Constitutional democracy within the nation.

“The physique shouldn’t be one other avenue to create jobs for the boys however needs to be a physique to be constituted by lower than 36 employees and hierarchy with workplaces within the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria”.

HURIWA condemned the “medieval mindset of the Nigerian Police and different safety businesses in direction of organisers and individuals in civil protests.”

It mentioned the continual assaults by police and safety businesses of protesters are weakening Constitutional democracy and turning Nigeria right into a brutal tyranny and dictatorship which it insists have to be resisted as a result of dictatorship isn’t totally different from slavery.

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