Amnesty International, a global human rights organization, has called for the immediate release of Omoyele Sowore.

The global human rights organization made the call through its official Twitter handle on Saturday.

Sowore was picked up by men of the Department of State Services in the early hours of Saturday from his apartment in Ikeja area of Lagos State.

Reacting to the arrest, Amnesty International said it “is concerned about the arrest of Omoyele Sowore  @YeleSowore by DSS operatives. We urge the authorities to respect his rights and follow due process. If not charged for any offence, he should be released immediately.” See Also Breaking News BREAKING: DSS Arrests Sowore

Sowore has been championing a protest against bad governance of Nigeria with the #RevolutionNow movement.

His arrest is not unconnected with this planned protest schedule to start on Monday, August 5.

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