UN Declares Aug. 22 International Day Of Victims Of Religious Violence

The UN General Assembly on Tuesday, declared Aug.22, as International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. This followed the adoption of draft Resolution A/73/L85 tabled by Poland with support from several other countries, ironically including Nigeria, which has been killing members of the Islamic Movement based on their faith. Over a thousand members of the Islamic Movement were killed by state agents within one weekend in December 2015 based on their faith and dumped them in mass grave. Several scores have further been…

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Flashback: Faces of Some Islamic Movt’s Victims of Enforced Disappearances

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has again published an e-photo album of the faces of some victims of Enforced Disappearances since that heinous Zaria genocide of December, 2015 by the Buhari government. Many of these are believed to be held in secret underground cells and detention centers across the country, but some might have been part of those were hurriedly secretly buried in a mass shallow grave in Mando in the outskirt of Kaduna. This latest list includes the names, pictures, addresses, ages, and places with dates they were last seen of…

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Scores Still Missing Following Army Brutal Attacks On Mourners In Abuja

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has declared some of its members who were in attendance at the Arbaeen mourning procession in Abuja when the Nigerian Army attacked as missing. The Movement said there were people still unaccounted for. They weren’t among the corpses of fifty that were killed and they have not been seen to be among the hundreds now known to have been arrested. Consequently, the Movement has accused the Nigerian Army as being responsible for their enforced disappearance. It has also started the process of a thorough search…

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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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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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Nigeria Must Account For Members Of Islamic Movt Who Were Victims Of Enforced Disappearances – Amnesty International

Amnesty International has accused Nigeria’s government of carrying out unlawful arrests and practicing “enforced disappearance,” calling on Abuja to clarify the fate of hundreds of Shia activists taken into custody. In a statement on Thursday, the international rights organization said the fate of at least 600 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has been unknown since their arrest in 2015. “The Nigerian government has used enforced disappearance as a longstanding tactic to silence critics and instill fear in civilian populations,” Amnesty International Nigeria Director Osai Ojigho said. “Enforced…

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Islamic Movement Awaits Release Of Its Victims Of Forced Disappearance As DSS Begins Mass Release Of Detainees

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria is eagerly awaiting mass release of hundreds of its members who are victims of enforced disappearances since the horrendous attacks of December 2015 in Zaria by the Nigerian Army. Several hundred of members of the Islamic Movement simply disappeared without trace following the attacks and are believed to be held at various detention facilities across the country. Kaduna state government officials had admitted to burying only 347 in mass grave, which raised hope that many more might still be alive and are being held in…

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Free Zakzaky Campaign Committee To Observe The International Day Of The Victims Of Enforced Disappearances

The Free Zakzaky Campaign Committee has concluded plans to mark this year’s International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances on August 30 this year. This will be the second year running that the event will be held by the Islamic Movement since the brutal attack by the Army in December of 2015, which resulted in the death of over a thousand innocent men, women and children as well as the disappearance of other hundreds. Last year the Islamic Movement in Nigeria under the auspices of the Free Zakzaky Campaign…

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Sheikh Zakzaky’s Lawyers Officially Request To See Him

Lawyers of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, have officially written to the Director of the Department of State Security (DSS) requesting to see their client. The letter dated 17th May, 2018 specifically demands for an unfettered access to the Sheikh on 21st or 24th of May, 2018. This will be in line with the order given by the court to be given such access within three days of such request by his lawyers. Sheikh Zakzaky and the wife made an unexpected appearance at Kaduna…

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Sheikh Zakzaky’s Lawyers Officially Request To See Him

Lawyers of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, have officially written to the Director of the Department of State Security (DSS) requesting to see their client. The letter dated 17th May, 2018 specifically demands for an unfettered access to the Sheikh on 21st or 24th of May, 2018. This will be in line with the order given by the court to be given such access within three days of such request by his lawyers. Sheikh Zakzaky and the wife made an unexpected appearance at Kaduna…

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