Amnesty International calls for the release of activist arrested while pursuing justice for victims of sexual violence in Nigeria
Authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Maryam Aiwasu @lce131Queen who has done
nothing more than speaking up for women’s rights.
Arrest of Maryam Awaisu @lce131Queen appears to be an attempt to intimidate and harass both her and other women supporting #ArewaMeToo — a movement seeking justice for victims of sexual violence in Nigeria.
While arresting #FreeMaryamAwaisu, the police attempted to gain access to her laptop and mobile phone by force; this
is clearly an effort to access the sensitive evidence she and other human rights defenders have been gathering
to seek justice for victims of sexual violence.
Maryam Awaisu @ lce131Queen and the other brave human rights defenders working with the ArewaMeToo movement
must not be silenced or punished for the vital work they