Calls have been made from about 50 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) asking the United Nations and the African Union to intervene in the Federal Government’s case against the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Mr Omoyele Sowore.
They also want the international bodies to secure the activist’s release.
The groups include the Amnesty International, Media Rights Agenda, All Workers’ Convergence, and Afrika Movement for Freedom and Justice .
The CSOs had filed an appeal on Sowore’s behalf at the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU) on August 23.
This comes after one of the lawyers representing Sowore alleged that the Department of State Services (DSS) repeatedly blocked a bailiff of the Federal High Court in Abuja from serving a fresh court order for his release.