Amnesty International (AI), has released its 2017/2018 Human Rights report on Thursday 22nd February, 2018 outlining some of the rights abuses faced by the leader and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria.
In reporting Torture and other ill-treatment, the report stated that
Sheikh “Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), and his wife remained in incommunicado detention without trial since their arrest in December 2015 despite a court ordering their release and compensation.”
On Freedoms of assembly and association, the report stated that “The security forces disrupted, in some cases violently and with excessive force, peaceful protests and assemblies.
The police continued to deny IMN, which was banned by the Kaduna state government in 2016, the right to peaceful protest. On 25 January, the Abuja police arrested nine IMN members in connection with a peaceful protest demanding the release of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.