ECOWAS Bars Nigeria from Persecuting Twitter Users After Ban
The ECOWAS Court ruling on Tuesday states that President Muhammadu Buhari’s government can’t punish or do “anything whatsoever to harass, intimidate, arrest or prosecute” Twitter users, according to the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project. The non-governmental organisation has filed a lawsuit against the Twitter ban and prosecution of its users in Nigeria, with a court set for July 6.
The Nigerian government formally banned Twitter from functioning in the country on June 5, 2021, after the social media site deleted tweets by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari warning the South-Eastern people of the country.
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