Action Alert: Nigeria –
* Have you written to demand African Union intervene in Zakzaky case?
* Did you get any response on what you wrote earlier?
If your answer to any of these questions is “No”
1. Write to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and demand they urgently intervene in this case and also highlight the possible additional crackdowns on the movement given the time of Arbaeen approaches.
A model letter can be found below for your assistance.
2. If you received a response to the earlier letter, please forward it to IHRC at email@example.com and copy IMN firstname.lastname@example.org
Model email /letter to be sent to:
Dear Adv. Faith Pansy Tlakula
Re: Sheikh Zakzaky, the Islamic Movement of Nigeria and Possible Further Atrocities against them
I am writing to you to ask for your urgent intervention to help halt the continuing persecution of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria by state authorities, especially 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 Ashra-e-Zainabiya and the Arbaeen approach.
Unscrupulous members of the army and government have previously used a deeply sectarian and divisive narrative to justify violent actions, including shootings 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.
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Thank you as you participate and kindly share widely. We must not relent until the African Union does something to halt the violations.
©#FreeZakzaky Campaign Committee, October 2017