Nigerian Govt Slaps Critic Sowore With Treason Charges

Omoyele Sowore, founder of news website Sahara Reporters, is now facing charges of treason. He was arrested last year for protesting against corruption and unfair elections. The new charges come as the Senate considers a Social Media Bill that if passed, will criminalize the spread of false information online and allow the government to block access to social media sites such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter. Critics say the tool will be used to silence them.

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