Demand African Union intervene in Zakzaky case
1. If you have not written to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights according to the last few Reflections, please do so.
2. If you have written and received a response please forward it to IHRC at firstname.lastname@example.org (and copy email@example.com) or forward to us and we will get it across.
3. If you have not received a response, please write again asking for their speedy answer, and also highlighting the possible additional crackdowns on the movement given the time of year. A model letter can be found below for your assistance.
Model email / letter
Dear Adv. Faith Pansy Tlakula
Re: Sheikh Zakzaky, the Islamic Movement of Nigeria and Possible Further Atrocities against them
I write with regard to my previous letter to you in this regard. I look forward to your speedy response.
Additionally I am really concerned that there will be further crackdowns by the Nigerian army and/or government on the Islamic Movement in the coming weeks. As you are doubtless aware it is the Islamic New Year, and unscrupulous members of the army and government have previously used a deeply sectarian and divisive narrative to justify violent actions, including shooting at religious worshipers and or protesters on demonstrations, curtailment of religious services and various violations. In some previous instances, sectarian rhetoric from institutions linked to the government and army have incited mob attacks on IMN members.
I urge your office to make known in unconditional terms that further violations against IMN members or indeed any other political or religious group will not be tolerated by your office or the African Union.
I look forward to your speedy response outlining the actions your office will be taking.
Your signature (if posting)
Adv. Faith Pansy Tlakula – Chairperson of African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Postal address –
No. 31 Bijilo Annex Layout, Kombo North District
Western Region P.O. Box 673 Banjul, The Gambia.
Please share this widely and treat as very urgent. Thank you as you act.
© #FreeZakzaky Campaign Committee, October 2017