FG Dragged To Court For Contempt In Refusing To Release Sheikh Zakzaky, Wife

A contempt of Court proceedings has been opened against the Director General of State Security Service, the Nigerian Police Force and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) for failing to obey the judgement of Justice Kolawole of the Federal High Court Abuja with regards to the continued detention of Sheikh Zakzaky. In the Notice in Form 49 filed by Counsel to Sheikh Zakzaky, Femi Falana SAN on 22nd January, 2018, referenced Appeal number: CA/A/64/2017, Suit number: FHC/ABJ/CS/247/2016 between Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, the applicant and State Security Service, the Contemnor/Respondent, The…

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IHRC urges High Commissioner in London to meet to discuss health of Sheikh Zakzaky

IHRC has written to the Nigerian High Commissioner in London asking for an urgent meeting to discuss the health of the ailing leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky. The sheikh suffered a stroke earlier this month aggravating an already poor state of health and prompting supporters to ask that he be freed from detention to receive medical treatment. Last week IHRC wrote again to the Nigerian President Obasanjo Buhari asking him to intervene to secure Sheikh Zakzaky’s release. To date no reply has been forthcoming. In…

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Academic Forum Takes The Stage On Tuesday January, 23rd At The Daily Sit Out

Members of the Academic Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (AFIMN) will take the centre stage at the Daily Free Zakzaky Sit Out campaign currently embarked by a coalition of rights groups and activists at the Unity Fountain, Abuja on Tuesday 23rd January, 2018. It is expected that they will showcase the special sacrifices made by both students and teachers made in the cause of this struggle to free Sheikh Zakzaky and how they have multiply suffered, some martyred, some as victims of enforced disappearance, many as detainees. The…

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Sisters Move Audience To Tears At Daily Free Zakzaky Sit Out

Today, the Daily Free Zakzaky Sit Out campaign attendees at the Unity Fountains were moved to profuse tears when Muslim sisters took the stage narrating their harrowing experiences during the daily December 12-14, 2015 Zaria massacre. Among the sisters that narrated their stories were one sister Ruqayyah from Giwa, a young girl in her early twenties, who narrated how she lost her husband. There was also Sister Amina, the wife of Dr. Mustapha Saaed, a very senior medical practitioner, whom she lost along with three other children. As she narrated…

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