Group seeks UN intervention over El-Zakzaky’s continued detention

El-Zakzaky. [Photo credit: Guardian Nigeria] A justice advocacy group, Access to Justice, has petitioned the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights over the continued detention of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria. In a letter addressed to Diego García-Sayán, Special Rapporteur of the Human Council on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, the group expressed serious concerns about the willful disregard of court orders relating to Mr. El-Zakzaky’s release by the executive arm of Government, and its impact on the state of…

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All Is Set For Tomorrow’s Start Of Daily Sit Out In Abuja

All has been set for the daily #FreeZakzaky Sit-Out in Abuja, expected to last for about three weeks, to draw attention to the deteriorating health status of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and demand an end to the incessant killing of Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria. The daily sit-out is expected to commence tomorrow, Wednesday 17th January, 2018 at Unity Fountain by 9:00am daily, according to the alliance of joint organizers. It is expected that a press statement later today will outline how the sit out is planned to be…

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IG OF Police Competing To Surpass Army In Killing Of Islamic Movement Members

In what appears to be a very toxic rivalry for Buhari’s attention and blood money, the Buhari Police Force under the murderous leadership of its Inspector-General of police (IGP), Ibrahim kpotun Idris, has stepped up its savagery level to march that of the Army. A cursory look at the headlines in the past few weeks indicate that the numbers have stacked up, and are of such geometric proportions in the brutality scale. In November 2017, we reported the show of shame in Abuja, as the Buhari Police unleashed its fury…

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Shi’ites Proscription: El-Rufai Cannot Amend Nigeria’s Constitution From Govt House – Counsel

Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai has again come under legal battle for allegedly taking the wrong decision on outlawing a group with population of over 25 million, which is over the size of Nigeria’s most populous state. Counsel to the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Barrister Alexander U. Ajodo is challenging his proscription of the group in the Federal High Court Kaduna. Speaking to newsmen outside the court after the matter came for mention on Monday January 15, 2018, Barrister Ajodo said the governor lacked the powers to amend…

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Fundamental Rights Case Of Islamic Movement Members At FHC Kaduna, 3 Respondents Failed To Show Up

Three of the eight respondents in the case instituted by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria seeking for the enforcement of the fundamental rights of members of the Movement at the Federal High Court, Kaduna failed to show up at all when the matter came up for mention. When the case was called, no counsels announced appearances for the sixth to eighth defendants, the Director General of Department of State Security (DSS), The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) although all were found to…

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Your Appearance On Tv Only A Proof Of Life, Not Wellness – Lagos Human Rights Lawyer Tells Zakzaky

A Lagos-based human rights lawyer, Jiti Ogunye, has called for the release of the detained leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, saying the Shi’ite leader was “not well” despite a recent public appearance. Mr. Ogunye said the detained Shi’ite leader could not be “well” having been thrown into detention since 2015 despite suffering life-threatening injuries. “You can’t be well,” Mr. Ogunye said. “Not with the killing of your children, the massacre of your sect members and the demolition of your dwellings and those of your sect members,…

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El Zakzaky: We are not placated – IMN

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria Sunday said it was not placated by the appearance of its detained leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El Zakzaky before select journalists in Abuja on Saturday, adding that anything short of his total freedom in line with court ruling is unacceptable to them. El-Zakzaky Following rumours that the Shiite leader who has been in detention for over two year had died in custody, the Department of State Services, DSS granted à rare access to some select journalists for one minute twenty seconds as a proof that he…

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The injustice against el-Zakzaky – and the Shiites

Assume that on Saturday, December 12, 2015 the Shiites preparing for a programme at their centre in Zaria did indeed confront the military. Assume that they indeed blocked the road at the Chief of Army Staff and heckled the senior army officers in that motorcade. This was said to be the trigger that set the soldiers amok, returning almost immediately, armed to the teeth, to exterminate everybody in that premises. What then was the reason for the Army’s action overnight on Sunday, December 13. Unsatisfied about the scores of defenceless…

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We’re not placated by Sheikh Zakzaky’s video clip – Islamic movement

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria said the video clip of its illegally incarcerated ailing leader Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky failed short of its expectations of his unconditional release from custody as ordered by a Federal High Court Abuja. “This limited view and voice of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, speaking live in the short video clip in the over two years of his illegal detention may seem very pleasant but falls very short of expectations of his total and unconditional freedom as ordered by the Federal High Court Abuja,” president of the movement’s…

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After The Contemptuous Media Parade The Federal Government Must Release The Elzakzakys – Falana (SAN), Lead Counsel To Sheikh Zakzaky

Last week, it was widely rumoured in the social media that Sheik Ibraheem Elzakzaky had died in the illegal custody of the State Security Service . Although I was compelled to dismiss the dangerous rumour via a public statement I requested the federal government to release the Shiite leader and his wife for urgent medical attention. Instead of acceding to my request the State Security Service misinformed Sheik Elxakzaky and his wife of the readiness of the Federal government to release them after a media parade to assure the Shia…

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