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Sheikh Zakzaky’s Unending Suffering

SHAFAQNA - Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, a highly respected alim (scholar) and leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria was shot and badly wounded in December 2015. The Nigerian army murdered at least 100 members [over 350] of the movement including…

Free Zakzaky, IMN cries out to Buhari after 700 days of detention

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SHAFAQNA - The Islamic Movement of Nigeria has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to release its leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, his wife, Zeenah, and several hundreds of other members from detention. The group said after 700 days, it was heartless…

Balancing human rights and national security

SHAFAQNA - There is a thin line separating respect and observance of human rights and its consequent violation on grounds of national security. Respect, observance and enforcement of human rights by the state is not a function of optional…

Access to Justice decries continuous detention of Ayatollah Zakzaky

SHAFAQNA - Access to Justice (A2J) has decried the continuous detention of Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. The group in a statement by its Deputy Director, Adenike Aiyedun said the Federal Government has no powers to subvert the judgments of competent…

Police disperse Nigerian 'Free Zakzaky' protest in Abuja

SHAFAQNA - The Police dispersed members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria in Abuja as they once again trooped out to demand the release of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, on Monday. The protesters marched through the streets with…

Nigeria: President urged to allow IMN leader access to medical care

SHAFAQNA - IHRC has written to the Nigerian President urging him to allow the detained leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria access to urgently needed medical treatment. In a direct appeal to President Buhari the letter highlights the…

Police disperse Shiite protesters demanding release of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky

SHAFAQNA - Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria on Thursday staged another protest in Kaduna, calling on the Acting President Prof Yemi Osinbajo to obey a court order and release their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. Meanwhile,…

IHRC PRESS RELEASE – Nigeria: International community must intervene to secure release of Islamic Movement leader

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SHAFAQNA - IHRC urges the Nigerian government to obey a court order and release the detained leader of Nigeria's Islamic Movement immediately. Nigeria's High Court made the order to release Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky and his wife Zeenah on…

Nigerian rights group urges unconditional release of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky

SHAFAQNA - "Any further delay in releasing Zakzaky will represent a direct and serious affront to the rule of law, a hardening of dictatorship behavior in a democratic government and a dangerous abuse of power,” said the Executive Director…

Nigeria: Arrests ensue after ban on Nigerian Islamic Movement

SHAFAQNA - Tens of members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) have been rounded up as they attended gatherings in Kaduna city following a state-wide ban announced on the organisation last week. According to the latest reports received…

Zaria Massacre: Nigerian Army trying to do the ImpossibleSHAFQNA

SHAFAQNA - The brutal Zaria massacre by the Nigerian army that killed close to 1000 defenseless and unarmed Nigerians will go down in history as the most barbaric, inhuman and wicked mass-murder that was masterminded and executed by the highest-ranking…

New calls for Sheikh Zakzaky's immediate release

SHAFAQNA - Lawyers who have gained access to the detained leader of Nigeria's Islamic Movement (IMN) have called on the Nigerian government to release him unconditionally and without delay. Femi Falana was among a group of activist lawyers…

Prosecution of Sheikh Zakzaky is a perversion of natural justice says Islamic Human Rights Commission

SHAFAQNA - IHRC is appalled by the filing of a civil lawsuit in Nigeria demanding the immediate arrest and prosecution of the leader of the country's Islamic Movement, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky along with his wife Zeenat. The lawsuit has been…

Muslims and Christians in Nigeria come together in support of Sheikh Zakzaky

SHAFAQNA  - Abia and Rivers states were agog on Monday, February 15, as members of the Islamic movement in Nigeria (IMN) staged a peaceful protest in major areas within the two states. The protesters were seen demanding the immediate and unconditional…

Sheikh Zakzay's Last Son: "Islamic Movement in Nigeria is a Nonviolent Movement"

SHAFAQNA - The following is a copy of a letter penned by Mohammed el-Zakzaky, the last surviving son of Sheikh Ibraheem al-Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria. In December 2015, Sheikh Zakzaky was attacked in his home-town…