IMN marks First year anniversary of Free Zakzaky Judgment with a roundtable with CSOs, Activists

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has marked one year anniversary of the landmark judgement of the Abuja Federal High Court that ruled as unconstitutional the continued detention of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and consequently ordered his release with a roundtable meeting with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Human Rights activists, Lawyers and selected Journalists in Abuja. The roundtable, which was held on Saturday, 2nd December, had as its theme, “Enforcing Fundamental Human Rights & Rule of Law Through Social Struggle in Nigeria: A Case Study of Free Zakzaky Campaign – Problems, Progress…

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Again, El-Rufai sends Police, thugs to attack IMN Maulud procession in Kaduna and Zaria

A joint police and thugs operation sent by the Kaduna state governor, Mr. Nasiru El-Rufai, yesterday violently disrupted a peaceful Maulud Procession in Kaduna and also Zaria attended by thousands of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and other lovers of the Prophet (S). In Kaduna, thousands turned up for the celebration as has been the practice over the years. The procession started at the city center and as it progressed peacefully, the police and the thugs they came along with descended on people, chasing, beating, shooting and…

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The only surviving son of Sheikh Zakzaky writes NBA, Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee again

The only surviving son of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Muhammad Ibrahim Zakzaky, has again written reminder letters to the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee, drawing their attention to the plight of his parents, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and Malama Zeenat Ibraheem Zakzaky, and calling on them to also help in enforcing the fundamental rights of the duo and to uphold punitive measures against the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Malami Abubakar SAN for failing to enforce a…

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Fundamental Rights Case of IMN Members in Sokoto: Court Adjourns Sitting

The Federal High Court Sokoto has adjourned sitting for two weeks in the case of enforcement of the fundamental rights of members of the Islamic Movement, which came up for hearing today. Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria residing in Sokoto state had gone to the Federal High Court in Sokoto seeking for the enforcement of their Fundamental Rights and an order of perpetual injunction restraining government and security services in the state or their agents from any further harassments, molestations and violently attacking or arresting IMN members during…

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CJN reprimands Buhari to his face:  learn to obey court judgments and orders

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen, has strongly reprimanded President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday over the President’s now legendary serial disobedience of court orders. Justice Onnoghen reproached the President to his face at the opening session of the 2017 All Nigeria Judges’ conference . Justice Onnoghen told Buhari to learn from countries like Kenya and the United States where “Rule of Law in practice” was evident. He pointed out that in those two countries recently, their Presidents and government agencies clearly demonstrated the rule of law by…

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The reliefs sought by IMN before the Federal High Court Sokoto

On Wednesday 29th November, 2017 the Federal High Court in Sokoto will hear a case for the enforcement of the Fundamental Rights of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). Last week IMN members in Sokoto instituted a case against the Sokoto State government, Sokoto State governor, the Sokoto State Attorney General & Commissioner of Justice and the Sokoto State Police Commissioner. Others joined in the suit as defendants are the Director, State Security Service Sokoto, the Director Department of Security Service Sokoto and the Inspector General of Police.…

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Action Alert: The Campaign to Free Zakzaky shifts to The Commonwealth

Action Alert: Nigeria – Demand Commonwealth intervene in Zakzaky case Write to the Commonwealth and demand they intervene in this case by writing to the secretary general Baroness Scotland QC. A model letter / email is provided below: Model email / letter: Your name: Your address: Date: Baroness Scotland QC Marlborough House Pall Mall London SW1Y 5HX Dear Baroness Scotland QC, Second anniversary of Zaria massacre and illegal detention of Sheikh Zakzaky I am writing to you to ask for your urgent intervention to help halt the continuing persecution of…

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IMN Prepares to join in the International Human Rights Day Celebrations

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2017: IMN joins forces to mark International Human Rights Day The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has concluded arrangement to join the rest of the World in marking this year’s International Human Rights Day with varied activities. Working through the #FreeZakzaky Campaign Committee and in conjunction with the Islamic Initiative for Human Rights Protection (IIHRP) and other Rights groups and activists, the event promises to be exciting and motivating. This year’s Human Rights Day is devoted to the launch of a year-long campaign for the 50thanniversary of the…

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IMN demands exhumation of members buried in mass grave

IMN demands exhumation of members buried in mass grave The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN has called for the exhumation of their members buried by the Buhari government in mass graves after the Nigerian army killed hundreds in Zaria in December, 2015. The call was made when the members addressed a press conference in Kaduna. This was how Guardian reported it: Shiites demand exhumation of members buried in mass grave By Abdulganiu Alabi, Kaduna | 23 November 2017 | 4:15 am The Shiites under the auspices of Islamic Movement of…

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Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) have raised an alarm over the deteriorating health of their leader

Shiite Members Raise Alarm Over Deteriorating Health of El-Zakzaky In Detention, Protest In Abuja Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has raised an alarm over the deteriorating health of their leader, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and uncooperative stance of the Department of State Service (DSS) to allow him to seek medical treatment. Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has raised an alarm over the deteriorating health of their leader, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and uncooperative stance of the Department of State Service (DSS) to allow him to seek medical treatment.…

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