Twitter Ban: ECOWAS Court Stops Nigeria’s Govt From Sanctioning, Arresting Anyone Using Twitter

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In a momentous judgment today, the ECOWAS Court of Justice in Abuja barred the Buhari administration and its agents from harassing, penalizing, arresting, or prosecuting anyone in Nigeria who uses Twitter, pending the outcome of the action.

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According to SERAP, “the ECOWAS ruling signifies that No one would be sanctioned, harassed, intimidated, arrested, or prosecuted for using Twitter in Nigeria.”

“It further entails that tech companies must immediately restore people’s access to Twitter as a matter of human right,” the human rights group stated.

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