Wednesday 16th August, 2017
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HURIWA condemns UK Embassy's maltreatment of journalist

HURIWA condemns UK Embassy's maltreatment of journalist

A pro-democracy and non-governmen­tal organization- Human Rights Writ­ers Association of Nigeria ( HURIWA), has described as shameful and reprehensible the reported harassment of a Journalist of The Guardian Newspaper by officials of the Nige­rian High Commission in London, the Unit­ed Kingdom over the weekend.
The group has also demanded that the Na­tional Assembly must take concrete and veri­fiable measures to sanction officials of the Ni­gerian Embassy in Ontario, Canada accused of serial corruption and mistreatment of our na­tionals in that country who are constantly ex­torted of their hard earned money just to ob­tain the renewals of their Nigerian passports.
In a statement by the National Coordinator Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the Na­tional Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yu­suf, the rights group said it was a crime against constitutional democracy that public officials serviced by the Nigerian tax payers could sub­ject a Nigerian journalist to horrendous ordeals.
“HURIWA calls the invitation of the met­ropolitan police of London to arrest and de­tain The Guardian Journalist as outrageous and barbaric more so when the media worker was just legitimately attempting to do his reporto­rial duty to Nigerians in line with the Nigerian Constitution to furnish the Nigerian readers with the correct information on the wellbeing of President Muhammadu Buhari who has been on an extended medical vacation for a month”, the statement said.

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