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Fears over crackdown on free speech as Nigeria refuses to release prominent journalist

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)A former presidential candidate and journalist is being held by Nigeria's security forces despite being twice granted bail, his lawyer told CNN.Omoyele Sowore, is an investigative journalist and founder of the New York-based news site Sahara Reporters, who was arrested in August by the country's intelligence agency, the Department of State Services (DSS).He is charged with treason felony for organizing a Revolution Now protest, which the government said was an attempt to disrupt peace in the nation.He is also charged with cyberstalking President Muhammadu Buhari and money laundering. Sowore has pleaded not guilty to the charges. One week after meeting his bail conditions, the journalist is still being held, his lawyer Fe ...