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Nigeria has to explain AI about Missing Shias

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SHAFAQNA- Nigeria’s government accused by Amnesty International because of carrying out unlawful arrests and practicing “enforced disappearance,” calling on Abuja to clarify the fate of hundreds of Shia activists taken into custody. In…

Survivors of Zaria massacre in Nigeria visits Imam Reza Holy Shrine

SHAFAQNA- Survivors of the attack happened in Nigeria’s Zaria came to the pilgrimage of Holy Shrine of the 8th Imam (A.S.), thanks to the endeavor of Astan Quds Razavi’s Center for International Affairs. Fifteen persons left from…

Book written on "2015 Zaria massacre" launched in Kaduna

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SHAFAQNA- The Kaduna zone of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria has on Sunday, 11th of March, 2018, launched a book written on "2015 Zaria Massacre". The spectacular event took place at the premises of Fudiyyah D/Madami, H/Rigasa Kaduna with numerous…

Still looking for evidence of Nigerian Army's Heinous Crimes in Zaria?

SHAFAQNA - Next week Monday, the Presidential Investigation Panel looking at human rights abuses committed by the Nigerian Army will resume sitting in Abuja. Among others, the Panel's sheet of terms of reference states that the panel is…

IMN Solicitors writes Kaduna State AG to commence prosecution of Soldiers that executed #ZariaMassacre

SHAFAQNA - Following is the letter which the IMN - Islamic Movement of Nigeria forwarded to the authorities in the hope that a modicum of justice would be observed following the attack the military carried out against Zaria in December 2015. The…

Sheikh Zakzaky’s Daughter Tells about Army’s Massacre in Zaria

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SHAFAQNA- Zakiya Zakzaky, a stepdaughter of prominent Shia cleric and leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky, in an interview with IQNA talked about last year’s massacre in Zaria. On December 12 last…

Grave concerns for Nigeria after Zaria massacre

SHAFAQNA - The Islamic Movement of Nigeria held a press conference earlier on Monday, 29 February, outlining their frustration with the commission of inquiry and the continued illegal detentions of members of the movement including its leader…

Zaria Massacre: Shias disappointed with Human Rights Commission bias

SHAFAQNA- The Shi’a Islamic Movement of Nigeria says it has severed ties with a panel set up by the National Human Rights Commission to investigate the December 2015 alleged attack on the chief of army staff, Tukur Buratai, by Shi’a members. While…

Zaria Massacre: Mass Grave of IMN Killed in Army Raids Found in Kaduna State

SHAFAQNA - The political activists revealed that after massacring the members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria in Zaria, the Nigerian army had brought their dead bodies to Kaduna province and buried them in the mass grave, FARS News Agency…

Zaria Shia massacre: El-Rufai inaugurates panel of inquiry; Islamic Movement calls it as Unfair

SHAFAQNA- The Kaduna State governor!, Nasir El-Rufai, on Friday inaugurated the Judicial Commission of Inquiry he set up recently, following Army's brutal attack on Islamic Movement of Nigeria and its leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, Premium…

Zaria Shia Massacre: 'We have killed the phone's owner'

SHAFAQNA- Officially, there's been no death toll from two days of Nigerian Army's attack on Islamic Movement in the northern city of Zaria last month. But talk on the ground is of 300, 400, 600 or more -- a huge number even in a region where…

Bringing December 12, 2015 Nigeria Massacre To the International Criminal Court

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SHAFAQNA EXCLUSIVE - This December, Mohammad H. Zakerhossein, the Director of Iranian Center for International Criminal Law postulated that recent events in Nigeria - the killing en masse of Shiite Muslims in Zaria on December 12, 2015 constitute…