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#ArewaMeToo Activist Maryam Awaisu Has Been Released After She Was Arrested By SARS For Speaking Up Against Sexual Assault in Northern Nigeria

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Maryam Awaisu, the #ArewaMeToo activist who was arrested by SARS and intimidated for seeking justice for victims of sexual assault in northern Nigeria, has been released.

Amnesty International Nigeria announced her release on Twitter, writing:

Maryam Awaisu @Ice131Queen has been released. Though she is free now, her arrest and detention was aimed at intimidating women rights activists pursuing justice for victims of sexual violence. #FreeMaryamAwaisu #ArewaMeeToo#Nigeria


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