Soyinka reacts to Mubarak’s memo to Tinubu, urges his release
Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has officially reacted to Mubarak Bala’s open letter to President Bola Tinubu.
In a statement yesterday, he said: “Thanks to my pledge to seize the first opportunity to personally deliver a signed copy of the recently launched Appeal by the above Prisoner of Conscience, Mubarak Bala, to the President. I have been bombarded by both local and international human rights organisations, with inquiries about the outcome. I regret to state that some media have completely misreported this, and I have yet to meet the current tenant of Aso Rock.
“I must however exploit this opportunity to call on all those who participated in the August 5 launch of the document, as well as well-wishers of Mubarak Bala to continue and indeed intensify their efforts, through whatever avenues, to secure the release of this unjustly persecuted youth, whose only crime was to insist on his freedom of thought and belief, and its expression.
“There should be no let-up until this symbol of our times is restored to full freedom and human dignity.”
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