Presidential Investigative Panel sits in Kaduna from Monday

Presidential Investigative Panel sits in Kaduna from Monday The Presidential Investigative Panel set up by the then acting President, Yomi Osinbajo to investigate cases of human rights abuses by the Military will begin public sittings from Monday, October 16 for a period of one week. The Free Zakzaky Campaign Team announced the submission of Memo to the Panel sometime back following a rare opportunity granted the head of the Legal Team of the Movement, Barr Femi Falana, SAN to meet with Sheikh Zakzaky for further briefs. The legal team has…

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KDSG Vs IMN members: Chief IPO fingers Army in killing of Corporal Dankaduna

Chief IPO fingers Army in killing of Corporal Dankaduna * It was friendly fire * I didn’t have time to go to Zaria to investigate * All I said I was told by the military The Chief Investigating Police Officer, Chief Superintendent of Police, Ibrahim Abdul, of the Nigeria Police who led the investigating team of Police that investigated the Zaria incident in December 2015 has placed the blame in respect of the alleged killing of Cpl Dankaduna on the doorsteps of the Nigerian army. Over 200 members of the…

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Reflection: Joint written statement submitted by the Agence pour les droits de l’homme, the Islamic Human Rights Commission, non-governmental organizations in special consultative status

GE.17-16857(E) Human Rights Council Thirty-sixth session 11-29 September 2017 Agenda item 4: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention. The Secretary-General has received the following written statement which is circulated in accordance with Economic and Social Council resolution 1996/31. —————————————————– [20 September 2017] United Nations A/HRC/36/NGO/162 General Assembly Distr.: General 26 September 2017 Announcement of concern from Human Rights Defenders about the lack of consideration of Nigeria religious minority rights. As reported earlier, on December 12, 2015 the Nigerian army attacked the center of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria…

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Courts resume sitting in cases involving members of the IMN in Kaduna

Courts resume sitting in cases involving members of the IMN in Kaduna The cases involving brothers arrested during Zaria massacre and charged before various courts in Kaduna will resume sitting from tomorrow 10th October following resumption of the courts from vacation. Those standing trial before Justice Nyoms of the Kaduna state High Court will be sitting tomorrow and next, Tuesday & Wednesday 10 – 11/08/17 as was adjourned before the Courts went on vacation. Others standing trial before the other High Court close to NDA will resume hearing on 18…

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NEWS RELEASE: Soldiers at it again, carry out coldblooded murder of unknown person in our Property

Soldiers at it again, carry out coldblooded murder of unknown person in our Property Reports emanating from Darur Rahma, the cemetery belonging to Islamic Movement in Nigeria in the outskirts of Zaria indicate that just some moments ago, some soldiers went and shot pointblank an unknown person killing him instantly after tying his hands from behind. They went away leaving behind the corpse. Witnesses including villagers and members of the Movement guarding the cemetery, who saw the horrific scene scampered for safety as the soldiers opened fire at the man…

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Reflections: Islamic Movement in Nigeria submits Memo to Presidential Investigative Panel

Islamic Movement in Nigeria submits Memo to Presidential Investigative Panel The legal team of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria has completed the filing of memorandum to the Presidential Investigation Panel set up by Vice President Yomi Osinbajo to investigate cases of human rights abuses by the Military some weeks back. As the largest single group of victims of Nigerian Military’s most brutal and flagrant abuses of Human rights in the country, the Islamic Movement has all it takes to nail the planners and executors of the mass killing of our…

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Reflection: Buhari’s grouse with NGOs is IMN related

Buhari’s grouse with NGOs is IMN related There has been so much ado about the Non-Governmental Organisations’ (NGOs) bill before the National Assembly at the moment being considered for enactment into law. Proponents and opponents of the bill have put up different arguments to back their positions. However, few know why Buhari’s government is so opposed to NGOs this time as he was to press and media or even more during his first coming in mid-80s. The government’s main but secret grouse with NGOs generally at the moment has a…

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PRESS STATEMENT IMN REPLIES LAI MOHAMMED: Nobody can absolve Buhari from complicity in the continued detention of Sheikh Zakzaky

Nobody can absolve Buhari from complicity in the continued detention of Sheikh Zakzaky In a recent interview with the Hausa service of BBC, Minister of information, Lai Mohammed, insisted that the federal government’s continued illegal incarceration of our leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, against a valid subsisting court order is for some undefined “security concerns.” He went further to say that the security concerns of the nation are far above the fundamental human rights of any citizen. He further exonerated the President from responsibility for the continued detention of the Sheikh…

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Political Repression Among Northerners – Aliyu Tilde

Political Repression Among Northerners Populist governments throughout history are the most intolerant, brutal and repressive. Remember the communist regimes before in Eastern Europe, Russia, China and even Venezuela today. They are constructed on a raison d’être of a self-acclaimed virtue in defense of the masses. This false premise imbues them with the notion of a divine mission which mandates them to crush any opposition. Speaking against them becomes taboo, and criticizing them an open invitation to unending reproach. Stalinist dictatorship sets in and deaths follow. I am beginning to see…

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Reflection: Successful and peaceful completion of Ashura processions has put to shame Nigerian government

Successful and peaceful completion of Ashura processions has put to shame Nigerian government This year’s Ashura procession is unique in many ways than one. The most obvious of course is that the successful and peaceful completion of the procession in all the places it was carried out in Nigeria exposes the lie that the activities of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria are prone to violence. The processions this year held in more than sixty (60) different towns and villages. This in itself is another reason why this year’s Ashura procession…

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