Complete press statement of Amnesty International on forced disappearances

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 30 August 2017 Nigeria: Hundreds forcibly disappeared to instil fear Enforced disappearances are being used to instil fear into civilian population living in areas of the country wracked with conflict and insecurity, said Amnesty International as the world marks the International Day of the Disappeared on 30 August. The organisation fears that hundreds of people are being held in secret detention – a conduct prohibited under the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, to which Nigeria is a state party –…

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IMN joins to mark the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has joined the activities marking the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances which was marked worldwide today 30th August, 2017. Earlier, the main organisers of the event in Nigeria, Amnesty International issued a statement that showed that the Nigerian government was using enforced disappearances of hundreds of people to instil fear in the populace. Amnesty, said hundreds of people are secretly being held in detention, a practice prohibited by International convention seeking to protect persons from enforced disappearance, to which Nigeria is a…

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Nigerian Army frets and lies following IMN petition to US government

Following the petition written to the US government by the Islamic Movement in Nigeria against the proposed sale of weapons to the current Nigerian government because of the military’s abysmal human rights records, the military through its spokesman has come out in a state of fret and irritation on BBC Hausa service to lie about the matter. Commenting on the suspended arms deal worth $593m, Brig Gen Sani Kukasheka went on air to give the false impression that the deal was on. According to him, the deal would have been…

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IMN prepares for the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has completed plans to join the World in marking the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances which is scheduled to be held on 30th August, 2017. This year’s event is coming up as the Islamic Movement issued an updated list of hundreds of its followers who are feared to be among the victims of enforced disappearances since the genocidal forces of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Nigerian army brutally attacked members of the Movement in Zaria over a weekend in December 2015. It will be…

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Action Alert: Demand African Union intervene in Sheikh Zakzaky case

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…

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Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) writes the President …picks faults with Presidential Investigation Panel into Military violations of Human rights

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has sent letter to the President and Commander-in-Chief of Nigerian Armed Forces stating their observations and expressing concerns pertaining to the recently inaugurated Presidential Investigation Panel to probe human rights abuses by the military in the country. The letter dated 17th August 2017 and signed on behalf of the Movement by Professor Abdullahi Danladi, described the human rights records of the Nigerian army as dismal and wondered why despite repeated calls from the Movement and other credible international rights bodies like Amnesty, it took…

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REFLECTION: IMN writes US government: “Don’t sell weapons or military hardwares to Nigeria”

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has written a letter of petition to the government of the United States of America (USA) urging them not to sell weapons or any military hardwares to Nigeria. The letter, which was dated 17th August, 2017 and signed by the head of the Free Zakzaky Campaign Committee, Abdulrahaman Abubakar, cited the appalling human rights record of Nigerian military as the reason for the “vehement objection to the proposed sale of weapons and military hardwares to the government of Nigeria.” The petition further pointed out…

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IMN drags Army, AGF, Others to appeal court

Today Friday 18/08/17, the legal team of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria completed the filing of the appeal papers at the Federal Court of Appeal Kaduna in the case of fundamental rights case involving Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and Malama Zeenah against the Nigerian army, AGF, KDSG, AG Kaduna state. It will be recalled that the FHC Kaduna shirked in its duties when it failed to entertain the case, insisting that the case was similar with another case earlier determined at FHC Abuja. No date has been fixed yet for hearing…

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