THE NATION: Lai Mohammed and Amnesty International

Posted By: Our Reporter On: September 3, 2017 In: News NO one knows how well the Nigerian government bears the continuous needling of the international rights group, Amnesty International (AI). At its International Day of the Disappeared, which was marked in Abuja last Wednesday, Amnesty asserted that hundreds of Nigerians were being held in secret detention camps nationwide. Some of the relations of the alleged victims of secret detention reportedly attended the Amnesty briefing. Furthermore, the rights group restated its conclusions about the killing of over 300 Shiite members during…

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IMN Sheikh pays Sallah homage to Muslim clerics in Zaria

A prominent Scholar member of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Abdulhamid Bello, along with some other members of the Movement, paid courtesy visit to leading Muslim clerics in Zaria city on Saturday 2nd September, 2017 as part of the traditional Sallah homage. The visit, which IMN traditionally carries out during Muslim festivals such as Maulid and the two Eids, took Sheikh Abdulhamid Bello to the religious institute, Zawiyya of Shaikh Babale Bakadire as the first point of call. He then proceeded to Malam Baban Dare Limamin Haure’s place. Other…

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INTERVIEW PART 2: Stop Violating Laws, Free El-Zakzaky Now – Sagay Tells Buhari

INTERVIEW PART 2: Stop Violating Laws, Free El-Zakzaky Now – Sagay Tells Buhari SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 NEXT EDITION The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Itse Sagay, is one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s most trusted advisers and supporters. But in this concluding part of his interview with our team consisting Editor-in-Chief, VICTORIA IBANGA, Associate Editor, DOMINIK UMOSEN, Correspondent, YUSUF MOHAMMED and Marketing Executive, ASIAN NKUTT, the professor of International Law, pointedly asked Mr. Buhari to free the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky,…

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Hundreds of IMN members trooped out for Eid prayers in Zaria

It was hundreds of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria resident in Zaria that turned out for this year’s Eid prayers held today Friday, 1st September, 2017. The prayers which was led by Sheikh Abdullahi Zango, had in attendance many notable clerics and adherents including Sheikh Abdulhamid Bello. Other members in attendance were men, women and children. The prayers were held in the field of the Fudiyyah School in Zaria city which was demolished some months ago by the oppressive government of Nasiru Elrufai without just cause. Adherents prayed…

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Free Zakzaky Campaign Committee issues Eid message and prayers

On the auspicious occasion of Eid, the #FreeZakzaky Campaign Committee wishes all its followers, supporters, friends and well wishers worldwide happy Eid. Our Lord, on this day: reward our acts of worship, self-denial and sacrifice; Accept our fervent prayers; Our Lord! He who gives answers to the cries of the persecuted! He who pulls out the grief stricken from agony and anguish! He who comes to help those who shed tears in helplessness! Set us free from the clutches of these tyrants and from the pangs of their persecutions, let…

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Complete press statement of Amnesty International on forced disappearances

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 30 August 2017 Nigeria: Hundreds forcibly disappeared to instil fear Enforced disappearances are being used to instil fear into civilian population living in areas of the country wracked with conflict and insecurity, said Amnesty International as the world marks the International Day of the Disappeared on 30 August. The organisation fears that hundreds of people are being held in secret detention – a conduct prohibited under the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, to which Nigeria is a state party –…

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IMN joins to mark the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has joined the activities marking the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances which was marked worldwide today 30th August, 2017. Earlier, the main organisers of the event in Nigeria, Amnesty International issued a statement that showed that the Nigerian government was using enforced disappearances of hundreds of people to instil fear in the populace. Amnesty, said hundreds of people are secretly being held in detention, a practice prohibited by International convention seeking to protect persons from enforced disappearance, to which Nigeria is a…

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Nigerian Army frets and lies following IMN petition to US government

Following the petition written to the US government by the Islamic Movement in Nigeria against the proposed sale of weapons to the current Nigerian government because of the military’s abysmal human rights records, the military through its spokesman has come out in a state of fret and irritation on BBC Hausa service to lie about the matter. Commenting on the suspended arms deal worth $593m, Brig Gen Sani Kukasheka went on air to give the false impression that the deal was on. According to him, the deal would have been…

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IMN prepares for the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has completed plans to join the World in marking the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances which is scheduled to be held on 30th August, 2017. This year’s event is coming up as the Islamic Movement issued an updated list of hundreds of its followers who are feared to be among the victims of enforced disappearances since the genocidal forces of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Nigerian army brutally attacked members of the Movement in Zaria over a weekend in December 2015. It will be…

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Action Alert: Demand African Union intervene in Sheikh Zakzaky case

A call to action has been made to anybody reading this message to take a moment and write an urgent letter to the African Union demanding their immediate intervention in the matter of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky. The letter or email should be written to the AU charter body set up to monitor human rights, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. Please send your communication to; Adv. Faith Pansy Tlakula – Chairperson of African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Address: 31 Bijilo Annex Layout, Kombo North District Western…

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