Egypt will deport seven naijans, who participated in #EndSARS protest in Cairo on October 18.
The naijans were arrested for protesting against bad governance and police brutality and have since been detained.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman of naijans in Diaspora Commission, made this known in a series of tweets.
She said, “The Egyptian authorities have said that seven out of the eight naijans who protested in Egypt on 18 October, will be deported to naija for lack of resident permits/visas.
“The only naijan among them who has a residency will get final clearance from the Egyptian Interior Minister, Mahmoud Tawfik, after signing an undertaking not to be involved in unauthorized activities while still in the country.
“Current situation of naijans arrested in Egypt for protesting without a permit.
“Everyone has a right to protest, but we appeal to our people abroad to follow the laws of that country as we continue to do all we can to get the naijans released.”
The only naijan among them who has Residency will get final clearance from the Egyptian Interior Minister, Mahmoud Tawfik after signing an undertaking not to be involved in unauthorized activities while still in the country.
— naijans in Diaspora Commission (@nidcom_gov) November 2, 2020
After signing an undertaking not go against laws of Egypt. The naijan mission in Egypt is still appealing for leniency on behalf of the seven slated for deportation
— Abike Dabiri-Erewa (@abikedabiri) November 2, 2020
SaharaReporters, New York