Show of shame in Abuja as Police unleash their fury on peaceful procession

Abuja today witnessed one of the worst cases of blatant trampling of the rights of citizens ever seen in the Federal Capital, when men and officers of the Nigerian Police Force unleashed their fury on members of the Islamic Movement on a peaceful religious procession of Arbaeen. The procession, attended by several thousands of persons, including very young children, the aged, women and the physically challenged, met with an extreme rage indicative of deep seated animosity the Nigerian authorities bear for the group. Below are some pictures taken at the…

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IHRC London issues a PRESS RELEASE – Nigeria: Police attack peaceful religious procession in Abuja

IHRC London issues a PRESS RELEASE – Nigeria: Police attack peaceful religious procession in Abuja FRIDAY, 10 NOVEMBER 2017 11:37 PRESS RELEASE From: Islamic Human Rights Commission Police in Nigeria have tear-gassed crowds in the capital Abuja to break up a religious procession in the city marking 40 days from the anniversary of the martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Husayn in 680AD. Videos and photographs from the scene show pandemonium and panic breaking out among the crowd as they try to escape the noxious fumes. One photograph shows a…

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Video: ArbaeenTrekNigeria 🇳🇬 2017 enters Zaria today, El-rufai’s threat notwithstanding

* It was double blow for El-rufai today as ArbaeenTrekNigeria 🇳🇬 2017 entered Zaria and he was crushed in Court of law as well. Even if they severe our legs & hands, We shall crawl for your sake Hussein! – #IMN Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria have kept to their vow to conduct the annual #ArbaeenTrekNigeria 🇳🇬 2017, even if their limbs were severed. This was in response to the brutality meted on members in Kano at the commencement of the religious trek, as well as a direct…

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Breaking: Court discharges and acquits IMN members standing trial in relation to December 2015 protest

The Kaduna State High court presided by Justice Esther Lolo today discharged and acquitted members of the Islamic Movement standing trial for protest in Kaduna following the brutal Zaria massacre of December 2015. Delivering judgement in the “no case” submission put in by the defense lawyers in the matter, Justice Lolo absolved them of all the five-count charges brought against them. In upholding the no case submission, Justice Esther Lolo ruled in favor of the 10 members of the Islamic Movement who were arraigned before her in 2016 for the…

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Again Falana issues a fresh call for Sheikh Zakzaky’s release – in a letter to Buhari

A fresh appeal has been issued for the immediate release of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky by the renown human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN in a letter he wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari. The learned man, who also heads the legal team in defence of the Sheikh and the Islamic Movement, decried the continued incarceration of the Sheikh and his wife, Malama Zeenat Ibraheem Zakzaky in spite of a subsisting valid Federal High Court judgement ordering their immediate release since December…

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Other zones of the #ArbaeenTrekNigeria 🇳🇬 2017 making progress

Other zones of the #ArbaeenTrekNigeria 🇳🇬 2017 making progress This years #ArbaeenTrekNigeria 🇳🇬 from other zones are making some progress after the initial hitch experienced during the flag off of the trek in Kano. The Pambegua zone still kicked off as schedule despite the initial warning and threat of attack issued by the Governor of Kaduna state, Nasiru El-rufai that he will let loose hell if members of the IMN ever assemble or carry out any form of procession in the state. Thousands of adherents defied the odds and called…

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Court delivers judgement in “no case” submission in matter involving those arrested in Kaduna after Zaria massacre

The Kaduna State High Court will tomorrow deliver judgement in the “no case” submission put in by the defense lawyers in the matter involving those arrested in Kaduna after Zaria massacre. The case, which has dragged on for nearly two years now, involves those who were arrested on the 15th of December, 2015 in Kaduna during a procession condemning the brutal attacks in Zaria the week before and demanding the release of Sheikh Zakzaky arrested during the attacks. The prosecution reluctantly closed their case last month after presenting scores of…

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Presidential Investigation Panel: IMN withdraws participation as panel suffers credibility crisis

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria ( IMN) has announced the withdrawal of any further participation from the Presidential Investigation Panel on Military Human Right Violations due to “credibility crisis” the panel is facing. The credibility crisis became manifest when it could not independently handle petition brought to it by the leader of IMN, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and had to rely on Nigerian authorities and security agencies to determine whether or not the petition by their victim should be entertained, where and how. At the same time, it was eager to…

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