Nov. 13, 2020
USA congressmen Al Green and Joaquin Castro have presented Resolution supporting #Endsars protests.
On Thursday, November 12th, 2020, Congressman Al Green (Tx 09) and Congressman Joaquin Castro (Tx-20) released the following statement, announcing their resolution in support of the #EndSars peaceful protest movement in Nigeria.
Congressman Al Green says he vehemently oppose and condemn the violent crackdown on peaceful protesters by Nigeria,s security force.
The congressman had previously written letters to the US secretary of state and the United Nations officials, which together articulates his solidarity with peaceful protesters in Nigeria and calling on the Nigerian government to uphold the right to protest and assembly by international, African, and Nigerian policies.
Congressman Joaquin Castro, vice Chair of the House Foreign affairs committee says " Human rights abuses, including extrajudicial executions of peaceful protestors, must be independently investigated and held accountable ".
The resolutions has been endorsed by certain human rights groups including, Amnesty International, , Human rights watch, Open Society initiative for West Africa, and PEN America.
Dr Akwo Ntuba Thompson