Kaduna High Court Discharges 9 After 3 Years Incarceration

The Kaduna State High Court presided by Justice Nyoms has discharged and acquitted 9 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria who were arrested exactly three years ago while on their way to attend the Islamic Religious rite of Ashura mourning session in Kaduna. All the nine, including two women, stood trial in the Kaduna State High Court since September 2016. They were accused of being members of the Islamic Movement, unlawful assembly and intent to disturb the public among others. In his judgment, Justice Nyoms, said the prosecution didn’t…

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Favourable Ruling Vindication That Leaving All Doors Open For Best Outcomes Works – Free Zakzaky Campaign

Kaduna High Court on Monday granted the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky leave to go to India for medical treatment. In a swift reaction, the Chairman of the Free Zakzaky Campaign Committee issued a statement saying that the favourable ruling is a vindication that leaving all doors open to obtain favourable outcomes works. He therefore thanked all people of conscience, particularly some very senior citizens, diplomats, human rights activists and organizations, journalists and the general public who doggedly stood by us in the campaign for justice.…

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August 5 D-Day: Justice Or Impunity As Kaduna High Court Decides Whether To Let Sheikh Zakzaky Seek Medical Attention Abroad Or Not

August 5th 2019 has been destined to be a historic day, when it will be decided on whose side Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna High Court be between justice or impunity as he delivers his ruling on the application brought to it by the leader of the Islamic Movement, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife to seek medical attention outside this country. If the presiding judge goes with justice, he would consider the overwhelming evidence that shows that the applicants are known to be clearly very ill in detention,…

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Sheikh Zakzaky: Court Succumbs To Delay Tactics Of The Govt

The Kaduna State high court has succumbed to the delay tactics of the government through its counsels and adjourned further hearing on the bail application on medical grounds by one week. The Chairman of the Free Zakzaky Campaign Committee in a swift response issued a statement. Full text is hereby reproduced below: PRESS STATEMENT BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE FREE ZAKZAKY CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE ON THE RULING BY THE KADUNA STATE HIGH COURT ON THE BAIL APPLICATION ON MEDICAL GROUNDS FILED BY COUNSELS TO SHEIKH IBRAHEEM ZAKZAKY AND HIS WIFE ZEENAT…

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Kaduna High Court Fixes July 18 To Hear Motion For Zakzaky’s Bail On Medical Grounds

Thursday July 18th, 2019 has been fixed by the Kaduna State High Court to hear the motion for bail on health grounds filed by the defense lawyers of the ailing leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife. The health situation of the duo have continued to deteriorate in detention, particularly that of the Sheikh, who is reportedly said to have suffered yet another mild stroke in addition to the very high toxic levels of heavy metals including lead. Last year in January, the Sheikh…

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Breaking: Religious Freedom Scores A Landmark Point Against Elrufai

A Kaduna State High Court has ruled that the plan by the Kaduna State government to issue licences to the pastors of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria PFN using the Religious Regulatory Bill is a gross violation of their fundamental human rights, which guarantees freedom of association and freedom of religion. Thus, inconsistent with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended). Therefore it is hereby declared illegal. The judge, Hon Justice D. Gwadah further added that the actions of the Kaduna State House of Assembly in proceeding…

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Sheikh Zakzaky Would Require Medical Attention Abroad – Foreign Medical Experts

The team of foreign medical experts that assessed the medical needs of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife on the orders of a Kaduna High Court have concluded that the ailing Sheikh would require further proper medical attention at well-equipped centres abroad. On the conclusion of their preliminary assessment of the health situation of the Sheikh and his wife, they opined that both may need to be flown abroad for proper medical attention because both still suffer significant multiple health problems. The foreign…

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Nigerian Army Begs Court To Give Secret Testimony Against Members Of The Islamic Movement

In what appears to be a face saving move, the Nigerian Army officers listed as witnesses in the case of alleged culpable homicide against some members of the Islamic Movement arrested since December 2015 during the infamous Zaria massacre have asked to be allowed to testify in camera, citing what they call fear for their safety as reason.q The odd request was part of an application filed by the prosecutors before the Kaduna High Court presided by Justice Gwada that is trying close to a hundred other members of the…

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Why Kaduna High Court Adjourned Indefinitely Case Involving Sheikh Zakzaky

The Kaduna State High Court has again adjourned the trial of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife, Malama Zeenat, indefinitely to make room for the presiding judge, Justice Gideon Kurada to serve as judge in the Presidential and National Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal in Yobe. At the resumed hearing today, the judge had called counsels on both sides and offered two options to agree on, either to transfer the case to another court whose judge would be available for the duration the…

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Court Grants Sheikh Zakzaky’s Pleas To Seek Medical Care From Experts Of His Choice

Today the Kaduna state High court has granted the plea by the legal team of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, led by Barrister Femi Falana SAN that both Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife be allowed to seek medical care from experts of their choice within or outside as the state has been incapable of providing them with the care their ailing health condition demands. The court had earlier in November 2018 denied bail to the Defendants despite their visible ill health. However, at the hearing today, the Counsel for the…

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