Human Rights In Nigeria: Sheikh Zakzaky Case To Be Discussed At UN Side Panel

A special session has been organised at this September’s session of the United Nations Human Rights Council to discuss the case of Sheikh Zakzaky, who continues to be held in violation of a Nigerian Federal High court order demanding his release from detention by the state security services. The side panel is to be held on Tuesday, 18th September from 10 – 11am (BST + 1) in Room XV, United Nations Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland on the auspices of the Islamic Human Rights Commission. Panelists expected at the side panel include Mr. Massoud Shadjareh,  the Chair of…

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Activities In Australia, India, Indonosia, Pakistan, UK, Others Mark 1000 Days Of Zakzaky Unlawful Detention

Series of activities marked the thousandth day since the brutal massacre in Zaria and the unlawful detention of Sheikh Zakzaky, from Nigeria to Australia, Indonesia to the UK and other places worldwide. We bring to you some glimpses of activities in different places across the globe:   Lovers of Sheikh Zakzaky traced his images to Protest 1000 Days of detention Lovers of Sheikh Zakzaky around the world showed their love and support for him by tracing his images and taking pictures with his posters to mark 1000 Days of Unlawful…

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1000 Days Of Unlawful Detention: Free Zakzaky Campaign Addresses The Press

This afternoon in Katsina, the Free Zakzaky campaign Committee addressed the press as part of activities marking the brutal Zaria massacre and the continued detention of Sheikh Zakzaky and others. Read the full text: BEING A PRESS CONFERENCE DELIVERED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE FREE ZAKZAKY CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE TO MARK A THOUSAND DAYS SINCE THE BRUTAL ZARIA MASSACRE AND THE CONSEQUENT UNLAWFUL DETENTION OF SHEIKH IBRAHEEM ZAKZAKY DELIVERED ON 9TH SEPTEMBER, 2018 IN KATSINA Gentlemen of the Press, good day, This weekend marked the one thousandth day since that gruesome…

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A Peep Into Hell! The Story Of Detainees Of Daura’s DSS Cells Of Horror

Prof Chidi Odinkalu, a former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) peeps into the horrific cells of Daura’s DSS, where hundreds languish, without even their relatives knowing of their existence any longer. The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, recently published a list of over six hundred of its members who were victims of enforced disappearance, believed to be held in these and other cells. It is like Nigeria is back to the days of Military junta as detainees released from the cells of the Directorate of State Services (DSS)…

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Huge Turnout To Mark 1000 Days Of Unlawful Detention Of Sheikh Zakzaky In Abuja

It was a mammoth crowd that trooped out to participate as members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and some groups led by the Concerned Nigerians marked the one thousandth day of the unlawful detention of Sheikh Zakzaky at the Central Business District of Abuja.

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1000 DAYS OF DETAINING SHEIKH ZAKZAKY : This Injustice Is Enough!

Yesterday, the 7th day of September in the year 2018, marked the 1000th day since that gruesome massacre in Zaria of 12-14th December, 2015, when battle-ready soldiers, on orders of President Buhari, descended on unarmed civilians in Zaria, Kaduna state, on the false pretext of blocking the path of the Chief of Staff on the Nigerian Army. This type of injustice and maltreatment meted on Sheikh Zakzaky is not hidden to foes and friends, Clerics and politicians, the masses and the rich and the local or international communities alike. Nobody…

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A Thousand Days Since The Zaria Genocide, Groups Plan Massive Protests

As we mark the one thousandth day since the heinous crime of civilian genocide in Zaria by the Buhari-led Nigerian government, groups have called out for massive protests across the world to demand the release of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, who has been in detention since then in spite of a Federal High Court judgement to the contrary. In Nigeria, the Islamic Movement plans to mark the days with series of activities in Abuja and other towns across the country. A statement issued…

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Global Protests Planned To Mark A Thousand Days Of Unlawful Detention Of Zakzaky

The Global Free Zakzaky Community has planned an unprecedented global protest to mark a thousand days of the unlawful detention of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky to be held between 7th and 9th September, 2018. Sheikh Zakzaky was shot, tortured and humiliated before he was flung into detention, which a Federal High Court in Abuja, then presided by Hon. Justice Gabriel Kolawole, since ruled that it was unlawful and unconstitutional and therefore ordered for his unconditional release. The Federal Government has disobeyed this judgement and has continued to contemptuously hold him in incommunicado…

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Biggest Lie: “El-Zakzaky’s Wife Not In Detention, Merely Keeping Her Husband’s Company” — Presidency

One of the grossly untrue stories ever told about the continued illegal detention of the leader and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria since the gruesome attack of December, 2015 was the one that stated that Sheikh Zakzaky’s wife was “not in detention but merely keeping her husband company.” This fairytale was said by the Presidency, as reported in the Daily Trust sometimes ago in January, 2017. The presidency issued this colossal lie at a time the government perhaps contemplated letting her get out so as to use her…

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Aso Rock Gets Uncomfortable With “New DSS”, Orders Reversal Of New Postings

The Presidency has ordered the Acting Director General of the Department of State Security Services, Mr Mathew Seiyefa to reverse recent redeployment of top officials of the spy agency. A source who spoke with our correspondent on the condition of anonymity s said that Aso Rock was not impressed with the new postings and had ordered that the postings be reversed. The source also said that President Muhammadu Buhari was already shopping for a replacement of Seiyefa. Seiyefa was appointed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo while acting as president following…

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