Human rights organization, Amnesty International has called for the release of human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore and his colleagues arraigned by the Abuja Police Command.

The organization condemned the arrest of Sowore in a series of tweets on Saturday.

The group demanded that the charges against the detained activists be dropped.

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The group said Sowore and others were unlawfully arrested on Friday last week for peacefully exercising their rights to freedom of assembly and expression.

It accused the Nigerian government of using delay tactics to frustrate the bail applications of the activists who have spent eight days in detention.

According to Amnesty, the detention is arbitrary and has shown a continued pattern of repression by the authorities.

See the tweets below: