After a lull in the number of migrants risking their lives to reach Europe by sea in recent years, clandestine crossings are on the rise once again. As Europe grapples with how best to handle the crisis, rights groups say they're seeing a worrying trend of countries including Greece and Malta employing illegal and dangerous tactics to push migrants out of their territorial waters. We speak to Louise Carr, a migrant rights campaigner at Amnesty International.
A group, Civil Society Groups for Peace, Sustainable Security and National Development has warned the Amnesty International and the Human Rights Commission in Nigeria to refrain from commenting on the trial of Convener of #Revolution Now protests and publisher of Sahara Reporters and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare.
Sowore's SenSenator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after Omoyele Sowore, a prominent Nigerian-American journalist and activist, was arbitrarily re-arrested yesterday by Nigerian authorities. Sowore, a New Jersey resident, was first arrested in August and despite two court orders for his release, Nigerian security services refused to release him until yesterday. Hours later he was re-arrested. Senator Menendez has been involved in securing Mr. Sowore’s release after his family in New Jersey approached his office about it.