Breaking: Doctors Allowed To Make Initial Assessment Of Sheikh Zakzaky’s Health

A delegation of expert doctors and consultants led by Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has completed an initial investigation of Sheikh Zakzaky and Mallima Zeenah. Both have been held in illegal detention since the end of 2015. This initial investigation has highlighted the need for urgent investigations into their health which the team hopes will be carried out in next couple of days. IHRC acknowledges the authorities change of position in making this possible and hopes this heralds a full and just resolution of the situation. Advertisements

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Understanding The Attack Against The Islamic Movement In Nigeria on 12-13 December 2015 in Zaria

Executive Summary The Nigerian army carried out massive attacks over the course of the 12th and 13th December 2015 which targeted the Islamic Movement of Nigeria in Zaria. The operation resulted in the deaths of at least 1000 unarmed civilians, mostly IMN members, killed by gunshots attributed to soldiers. Hundreds more were injured. There were reports that the military blocked access to medical care for the injured and shot at and killed wounded persons. Witnesses and victims reported signs of widespread force and cruelty with allegations of looting, arson, mutilation,…

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Nigerian Authorities Has Completely Failed To Address Zaria Massacre – Activist At The UN

Head of Advocacy Islamic Human Rights Commission, has seriously denounced the Nigerian authorities for their complete failure to address the matter of the horrendous Zaria genocide of December, 2015 while speaking on “Human Rights in Nigeria: The Case of Sheikh Zakzaky” on the sidelines of the 39th session of the United Nations on Tuesday. He said there is a complete failure on the part of the Nigerian authorities to address or deal with what happened on December 12 to 14, 2015 and denounced the fact that Sheikh Zakzaky remains in…

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IHRC Condemns Police Killings Of Peaceful Pro-Zakzaky Protestors

Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) strongly condemns the killings by armed police yesterday of two protestors in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna. The dead were among thousands who had turned out to protest against the ongoing detention of the leader of the country’s Islamic Movement, Sheikh Zakzaky. It was the second day in succession that armed police had opened fire with live ammunition on peaceful pro-Zakzaky protestors. On Wednesday at least three people were wounded, one of them critically in another protest. The Islamic Movement has issued a statement…

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Islamic Human Rights In London Issue A Press Release Over Deji’s Arrest

The London based Rights group, Islamic Human Rights Commission this afternoon issued a a press statement over the reported arbitrary arrest of the convener of the Daily Free Zakzaky Sit Out in Abuja, Prince Deji Adeyanju by the Police Commissioner. The full text of the statement is provided below: PRESS RELEASE – Abuja, Nigeria: Police arrest convener of pro-Zakzaky sit-in Police have arrested the convener of the daily Free Zakzaky sit-in protest in the Nigerian capital after putting on an intimidating show of force this afternoon.Prince Deji Adeyanju was arrested…

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ICC Cautioned Against Blaming Victims In Nigeria Massacre Investigation

The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has written a strongly worded letter to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague seeking clarification for comments in a recent report that seem to apportion blame for a 2015 massacre of over 1000 innocent people on the victims. In its Report on Preliminary Examination Activities 2017 the ICC states in reference to the attack by armed forces on supporters of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria: “It is alleged that members of the IMN armed with batons, knives, and machetes stopped the convoy…

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IHRC urges High Commissioner in London to meet to discuss health of Sheikh Zakzaky

IHRC has written to the Nigerian High Commissioner in London asking for an urgent meeting to discuss the health of the ailing leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky. The sheikh suffered a stroke earlier this month aggravating an already poor state of health and prompting supporters to ask that he be freed from detention to receive medical treatment. Last week IHRC wrote again to the Nigerian President Obasanjo Buhari asking him to intervene to secure Sheikh Zakzaky’s release. To date no reply has been forthcoming. In…

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Tribute: We Know Who We Are, We Know Where We Are Headed To

Today, we will reflect on an editorial written by Crescent International, the Newsmagazine of the Global Islamic Movement as a tribute to Dr Kalim Siddiqui: visionary of the Islamic movement Editor Muharram 22, 1422 Dr Kalim Siddiqui: visionary of the Islamic movement The global Islamic movement is so clearly a major force in the world today — the only challenge to the crumbling civilization of the West — that it is easy to forget that less than 25 years ago Muslims barely showed on the geo-political map. In most Muslim…

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Free Zakzaky Campaign Committee kick starts Town Hall Meetings in Yola

Freezakzaky Campaign Committee has started a series of enlightenment and mobilization campaign with the kick start of a Town Hall meeting today, 26th December, 2017 in Yola, the Adamawa state capital. The meeting had in attendance, Members of the Free Zakzaky Campaign Committee, Heads and representatives of the various towns and fora, bodies, units as well as Foundations within the Movement from Adamawa and Taraba states. The theme of the Town Hall meeting was: “A review of two years of Free Zakzaky Campaign Strategies: Progress, Problems and prospects.” It was…

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Zaria Genocide: A Conspiracy Of Silence

The silence of the International community with regards to the Zaria massacre of December, 2015 is deafening. Not even the open confession of the government that it killed at least 347 of its civilian citizens without recourse to the law, nor the declaration that it secretly dug a mass grave, universally agreed a crime against humanity, in attempt to hide its criminality could elicit a deserved national and international outrage. We reflect on this via a look back at a press statement in September: While the suffering and persecution of…

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