The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has marked one year anniversary of the landmark judgement of the Abuja Federal High Court that ruled as unconstitutional the continued detention of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and consequently ordered his release with a roundtable meeting with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Human Rights activists, Lawyers and selected Journalists in Abuja.
The roundtable, which was held on Saturday, 2nd December, had as its theme, “Enforcing Fundamental Human Rights & Rule of Law Through Social Struggle in Nigeria: A Case Study of Free Zakzaky Campaign – Problems, Progress and Prospects.” It was well attended by National and international CSOs, activists and journalists.
It will be recalled that last year, a Federal High Court in Abuja presided by Hon Justice Gabriel Kolawole had ordered the release of Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife. The Buhari government has been in defiance of this for one year now.
The meeting reviewed the campaign to free Zakzaky, and mapped out new strategies to execute in the struggle to free Sheikh Zakzaky and other prisoners of conscience.