‘The Ban Was once Illegal:’ Amnesty Reacts To Restoration Of Twitter In Nigeria

‘The Ban Was once Illegal:’ Amnesty Reacts To Restoration Of Twitter In Nigeria

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The international rights neighborhood, Amnesty International, has reacted to the restoration of the social media platform, Twitter in Nigeria.

Within the reaction posted on Twitter, Amnesty International stated the restoration even when welcomed, became unlawful in the first direct.

“Amnesty International welcomes the lifting of the Twitter ban by Nigerian authorities, after 7–months of depriving Nigerians of exercising their impartial to freedom of expression on a social media platform that facilitates dialogue and empowers everybody to communicate, defend helpful debates and conversations, and set a query to accountability from the Nigerian authorities.

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“The Twitter ban became unlawful — in the first direct — and an attack on the impartial to freedom of expression, collectively with online, entry to info, and media freedom. Nigerian authorities need to forestall all acts that violate rights to freedom of expression, entry to info, and freedom of the press,” the rights neighborhood stated.

The lifting of the ban after seven months became announced in a order on Wednesday signed by the Director-General of the Nationwide Files Skills Building Company and Chairman Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement, Kashifu Abdullahi.

“President Muhammadu Buhari . . . has licensed the lifting of the suspension of Twitter operation in Nigeria efficient from 12 am tonight,” he stated.

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