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Nigeria placed on watchlist over Twitter ban, reports of rights abuse

The Commonwealth has placed Nigeria on its watchlist over the suspension of Twitter, a microblogging platform.

The body is monitoring repression of the rights to freedom of expression, access to information, media gag and disregard for the rule of law.

The Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, said all member countries have obligations to uphold freedom of expression as one of the core values and principles of the Commonwealth Charter.

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