- Amnesty International in a recent tweet, said critics of President Tinubu risk a three-year jail term .
- He explained further the implications of social media regulations in a series of tweets on Saturday
- Social media users reacts, considers it an alarming encroachment on fundamental human rights
Amnesty International’s recent revelation of a three-year jail term for critics of President Tinubu has unleashed a storm of outrage online.
According to a recent statement from Amnesty International, those who criticize the president run the prospect of serving three years in prison.
On Saturday, he continued to elucidate the implications of social media laws in a series of tweets.
The Human Rights Organization said:
“The social media regulation law keenly pushed by Nigerian politicians is set to be subject to vague and broad interpretations and will impose incredibly harsh punishments simply for criticizing the authorities.”
Amnesty International said:
“Social media users will be punished for freely expressing their opinions. Govt. can arbitrarily shut down the internet and limit access to social media. Criticizing the government will be punishable with penalties of up to three years in prison.”
This surprising disclosure has ignited a fierce debate surrounding freedom of speech and the alleged erosion of democratic values in our society.
Dinma of Lagos wrote, “So basically, freedom of speech is allowed but freedom after speech is not guaranteed
Idu1m wrote, “No fee for anybody including certificate forger
Tee Bong wrote, “This is dictatorship, not democracy
I Am Black Bharbie wrote, “So what happened to Freedom of Speech? We’re literally in a local person
Eva Comedy wrote, “Hope the jail is big enough to contain everybody bcos 90% citizens are going in.
Books Fever wrote, “The more we Gold our hands and do nothing, the more we go dey run from poor to poorest to poorest. It’s a good day to get bookssssss
I Am A medium wrote, “I don go criticize the amnesty international for their page Oloriburuku
Sha Mu81 wrote, “But Dem dey come online come do campaign”.