SHAFAQNA – A call to action has been made to anybody reading this message to take a moment and write an urgent letter to the African Union demanding their immediate intervention in the matter of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky.
The letter or email should be written to the AU charter body set up to monitor human rights, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
Please send your communication to;
Adv. Faith Pansy Tlakula – Chairperson of African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Address: 31 Bijilo Annex Layout, Kombo North District
Western Region P.O. Box 673 Banjul, The Gambia.
A model letter or email is provided below:
Dear Adv. Faith Pansy Tlakula
Re: Sheikh Zakzaky and the Islamic Movement of Nigeria
I write with regard to the continued persecution of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, in particular the continued illegal detention of the Sheikh, his wife Zeenah and hundreds of other IMN members.
You will recall that even the Nigerian courts held that Sheikh Zakzaky’s detention was illegal at the end of last year and demanded the Sheikh’s release. The fact that he and his wife remain in detention, both in need of medical treatment is a stain on Nigeria. The African Union must take immediate action to ensure that this travesty of justice is rectified.
I look forward to your speedy response outlining the actions your office will be taking.
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© #FreeZakzaky Campaign Committee, August 2017