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Shia Rights Watch: 412 cases of violence against Shia Muslims in May 2018

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SHAFAQNA - Shia Rights Watch : The first five months of 2018 stood witness to 2,573 cases of anti-Shiism. Incidents include death, detention, discrimination, and denial of freedoms systematically or culturally. Anti-Shiism is a conflict at…

Free Zakzaky processions sweep across northern Nigeria

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SHAFAQNA - From Adamawa to Zamfara, thousands of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and their sympathizers held massive Free Zakzaky processions on Saturday 28/04/18, to further call for the immediate release of Sheikh Zakzaky. This…

Amnesty International strongly condemns Buhari regime, calls to release Sheik El Zakzaky & his wife

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SHAFAQNA - Responding to a violent crackdown by Nigerian police on members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) protesting the detention of their leader in Abuja, Osai Ojigho Director Amnesty International Nigeria said: “This was a needless…

Press Statement: IMN condemns police attack on IMN peaceful procession in Abuja

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SHAFAQNA - The Nigerian police yesterday (4.16.2018) opened fire on peaceful Free Zakzaky protesters, killing at least one and injuring many others. It all started in the afternoon after the police laid siege on the venue of Free Zakzaky sit…

Rallies Held in Solidarity with Sheikh Zakzaky in Different Countries

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SHAFAQNA - Rights activists held rallies in Britain, Pakistan, Turkey and Switzerland in solidarity with jailed Nigerian Shia cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky. According to al-Laulau website, the participants condemned the continued detention…

Global "Free Zakzaky" protests planned for 15th April 2018

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SHAFAQNA - Global Protests are being planned next week, on 15 April 2018, to coincide with a hundred days of continuous Free Zakzaky protests in Nigeria demanding the immediate release of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh…

School children stage Free Zakzaky protest in Abuja

SHAFAQNA - A fresh Free Zakzaky protest was staged in Abuja, the Nigerian Capital today Thursday the 4th of January 2018 by School Children. Source - ABNA

Sheikh Zakzaky's health condition deteriorating; his left eye lost vision

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SHAFAQNA - Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife are in a deteriorating health condition, a senior member of the movement said. "Sheikh Adam Suhu a member of the IMN said that unfortunately,…

Global Outcry to Free Shaykh Zakzaky

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SHAFAQNA - Tens of thousands of people  have attended worldwide demonstrations staged to protest against the illegal detention of Sheikh Zakzaky. The leader of millions of Shia Muslims in Nigeria has been illegally detained for two years despite…

Sisters’ forum of IMN condemns Ayatollah Zakzaky’s detention

SHAFAQNA - The Sisters’ Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria has criticized the continued detention of their leader, Ayatollah Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife by the Federal Government. In a statement by Firdausi Ali Yusuf during a protest…

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…

Action Alert: Demand African Union intervene in Sheikh Zakzaky case

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…

IMN warns about terror of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky

SHAFAQNA - The Islamic Movement in Nigeria published a statement on Wednesday in which warned a plot to kill their leader Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky. Read the full statement as follows: The Islamic Movement in Nigeria will like to draw the…

Sheikh Zakzaky’s Lawsuit Rejected by Nigeria Court

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SHAFAQNA- A Nigerian high court rejected a law suit filed against the military by the country’s senior Shia cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky. Lawyer Dari Bayero, representing the military, calimed the case in Kano was struck out for…

Sheikh Zakzaky: High court fixes July 6 for Judgement against Army

SHAFAQNA - The Federal High court in Kaduna state has slated July 6th for judgment in the suit between the Nigerian army and leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim Elzakzaky and others. Sheikh Zakzaky is challenging the…

Buhari is #BokoHaram

SHAFAQNA - Two days ago the notorious Nigerian Secret Police (SSS) that is the oppressive tool of the Nigerian tyrant Buhari released a report that contained the statement below: “Sequel to this, the SSS is warning members of the Islamic…

Nigeria: Group offers to accommodate Sheikh Zakzaky, wife

SHAFAQNA - Concerned Nigerians, a citizen movement, has urged the federal government to release the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife to the group, noting that they are willing to provide…

Court adjourns hearing on Sheikh Zakzaky’s suit against Nigerian army

SHAFAQNA - A Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna State has adjourned the hearing of the case filed by the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (Shiites) against the Nigerian Army and three others. In the suit, the Shiites through their…

Abuja deny Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky death rumor

SHAFAQNA - Security sources have denied rumours concerning the health status of detained leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Ayatollah Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky. There had been unconfirmed rumors over his physical condition and alleged…

Contemptuous Justification of Illegal Detention

SHAFAQNA - The following was written by Sheikh Zakzakay's lawyer and made available exclusively to Shafaqna News Agency: In a reckless demonstration of official impunity Mr. Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to President Mohammadu…

Zaria Shiite massacre is an act of Nigerian state terrorism

SHAFAQNA - What an irony, a government whose major agenda is fight against terrorism turning out to becoming a leading terror perpetrator. Yes a leading terror perpetrator as depicted in the worse genocide ever to be recorded in Nigeria, the…

FG tasked over disregard for Sheikh Zakzaky court orders

SHAFAQNA - Access to Justice, AJ, yesterday tasked the Federal Government on the implications of her failure to implement Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky court orders, saying such a step could lead to anarchy. In a briefing addressed in Lagos by its…

Armed Soldiers Attack Islamic Movement in Nigeria Center in Katsina

SHAFAQNA - Heavily armed soldiers in armored vehicles stormed the Islamic Movement in Nigeria Center in Katsina yesterday, 02/03/17 in the middle of the night trying to gain forcible entry, injuring some IMN members who were there. IMN believes…

Leader of Islamic Movement in Kano urge Acting President to release Sheikh Zakzaky

SHAFAQNA - The leader of the Islamic Movement in Kano Dr. Sunusi Abdulqadir has called on the Acting President Prof Yemi Osinbanjo to compel Department of State Services and Nigerian Police to obey the Court judgement of Federal High Court…

Message from Zakzaky's son concerning Sheikh's situation

SHAFAQNA - I have been getting numerous calls and messages concerning a report that has been circulating, about a developing situation in the location where my parents are currently being held. According to the report, officials of the DSS…

Court orders immediate release of Nigeria Shi’a leader, El-Zakzaky

SHAFAQNA - An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Friday ordered the release of the leader of the Shi’a Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim Al-Zakzaky. Shiekh Al-Zakzaky was arrested by the military on December 14, 2015, after…

Nigeria: Army surrounds Kaduna mosque, fears grow for those trapped inside

SHAFAQNA - IHRC has received credible first hand evidence that soldiers have completely surrounded a mosque in the Nigerian city of Kaduna with worshippers feared trapped inside. The worshippers have gathered to commemorate historical events…

Nigerian court turns down Shiite leader Sheikh Zakzaky's bail application

SHAFAQNA - Justice Okon Abang of a Nigeria's Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has turned down a request by the detained Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, seeking his immediate release from detention by the Department of State Service (DSS). El-Zakzaky,…