31 December 2012

Nigeria: Lawyers Call for Release of Al-Mizan Reporters

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Nigerian Army

The Public Interest Lawyers League (PILL), a non-profit making organization, has called on the State Security Service (SSS) to release two journalists, Musa Mohammed Awwal and Aliyu Saleh.

The two journalists from weekly Al-Mizan, a Hausa-language newspaper, have been arrested and detained by the SSS for days without charges.

PILL President Abdul Mahmud yesterday in a statement called on the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN), as the chief law officer to uphold the sanctity of the 1999 Constitution in the face of the alleged assaults on the fundamental liberties of citizens by agencies such as the SSS and the Joint Task Force (JTF).

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