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On Sheikh Zakzaky's 66th Birthday, He Remains Unjustly Imprisoned for the 17th Month in a Row

SHAFAQNA - Never before have the words “Happy Birthday!” ever been filled with so much despondency and immeasurable sadness. For the 15th of Sha’ban is not only Imam al-Mahdi’s (A.S.) birthday but that of Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky…

Police fire 'live bullets' at Nigerians urging Zakzaky's release

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SHAFAQNA - Nigerian police have reportedly used live bullets to disperse protesters demanding the release of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, the revered leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). Local media in Kaduna state said a peaceful…

Amnesty International Calls for Urgent Investigation into the "Secret Burial of 347 Shia Muslim"

SHAFAQNA- Amnesty International issued a press release today calling for an urgent investigation into the “slaughter and secret burial of 347 members of a Shi’ite religious group in mass graves by the Nigerian army.” Their statement follows…

Zaria Shia Massacre: Wahhabism Targets Islamic Movement of Nigeria Members

SHAFAQNA-The Islamic Movement will stick to the peaceful choices in face of the bloody aggressions launched by the Nigerian army, Ibrahim Moussa, the head of the movement, told Al-Akhbar newspaper. In an interview with the Lebanese paper,…

otest Held in Sweden against Nigeria Shia Killing

SHAFAQNA- A number of people in Sweden held a rally in front of the Nigerian embassy in Stockholm to protest against the massacre of Shia Muslims in the African country and call for the release of senior Shia cleric Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky…

Nigerians Hold Rallies to Condemn Killing of Shias

SHAFAQNA- People in different parts of Nigeria held rallies to denounce last week’s attacks by the country’s army against Shias in Zaria, north of Nigeria. The largest demonstration was held in Kano where people carried placards condemning…

Accusations against Nigeria’s Shias Unfounded

SHAFAQNA- The Nigerian government’s accusations against the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) and the country’s Shia community are unfounded since the nature of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria has proved to be peaceful over the past years. At…

Iran President: Some pursue discord among Muslims; Buhari: I will punish culprits of the incident

 SHAAFQNA- Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has called for the establishment of a fact-finding committee in Nigeria to investigate the recent military crackdown on Shia Muslim community in the African country. “Under the present circumstances,…

Al-Khoei Foundation Welcomes the Statement of Sultan of Sokoto and Urges Nigerian Authorities to Protect all Religious Communities

SHAFAQNA- Statement on the recent attacks on Shias in Nigeria 14/12/2015 The Al-Khoei Foundation expresses its deep concerns on the arrest and wellbeing of a prominent Nigerian Shia leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky. During a raid…