West Africa’s regional court docket says it should ship its judgement in a go well with difficult the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria on 20 January 2022.
The Nigerian authorities suspended Twitter in June after the social media large eliminated a put up by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying it violated its “abusive behaviour” coverage.
The federal government nonetheless stated the suspension was to safeguard nationwide safety and unity.
A distinguished non-governmental organisation, the Socio-Financial Rights and Accountability Challenge (SERAP), challenged the choice within the court docket, which was arrange by the regional physique Ecowas and is predicated in Nigeria’s capital Abuja.
Together with three different organisations, SERAP argued that Twitter’s suspension violated the elemental rights of Nigerians, together with freedom of expression.