Throwback: Falana Calls For Prosecution Of Soldiers Who Engaged In Brutal Zaria Massacre Of Dec 2015

The renown human rights lawyer and solicitor to the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Chief Femi Falana, SAN, had called on the Kaduna state Attorney-General and Commissioner of justice to prosecute all the military men that engaged in the brutal massacre of at least 347 members (by the government’s own admission) of the Islamic Movement extra judicially in December, 2015 and buried them hurriedly in mass grave. This was contained in a letter he sent to the Commissioner of Justice of Kaduna state dated 18th July, 2016. Quoting the Commissioner who…

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Falana Asks Court To Quash Charges Against Sheikh Zakzaky Over Kaduna State’s Failure To Prove Case

The legal team of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, has filed a motion asking the High Court in Kaduna to quash all charges against him. Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, have been detained by the Nigerian Government since 2015 after hundreds of his followers were killed by the Nigerian Army in Zaria, Kaduna State. In the motion filed by rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), on behalf of Sheikh Zakzaky, deposed to by Muhammad Ibrahim Zakzaky, son of the detained IMN leader, and served on…

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Counsel Demands Compensation As Court Frees 91 IMN Members In Kaduna

Following the discharge and acquittal of 91 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shiites by Justice Hajaratu Gwada of a Kaduna High Court on Friday,  their counsel, Barrister Maxwell Kyon has called on the Kaduna State Government to provide succour to those released by way of rehabilitating them. He gave the charge on Friday at a press briefing held at his chambers conference centre. “The government should engage with us and come out with a figure as compensation for those whose four years in detention…

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Islamic Movt Conclusively Floors KDSG In Court Again

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has today, Friday, 21/2/2020 again secured a favourable judgement in the case brought before the Kaduna State High Court against the last batch of its members detained since December 2015 following the heinous attacks by the Nigerian Army in Zaria. The court discharged and acquitted all the 100 remaining accused members and vindicated the Islamic Movement, thereby absolving both the leadership and membership of any blame in the events leading up to the Zaria massacre. This concludes the four-year legal battle, in which the Kaduna…

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Kaduna High Court Delivers Judgement Friday

This Friday, 21st February, 2020 —close to 2 years after about 100 members of the Islamic Movement similarly charged were discharged and acquitted and over 4 years since they were first detained — another 100 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria will know their fate as a Kaduna High Court is set to deliver judgement in the case brought against them following arrest after the heinous Zaria massacre orchestrated by the Nigerian army. They are standing trial for some sundry offences including culpable homicide punishable by death. The Kaduna…

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Free Zakzaky Too, Falana, Ozekhome Tell FG

Chief Femi Falana and Mike Ozekhome, both human rights lawyers and senior advocates of Nigeria (SAN), have asked the federal government to release Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). They made the demand separately while reacting to the release of Omoyele Sowore, convener of Revolution Now Movement and a former National Security Adviser (NSA). The Department of State Services (DSS) had refused to free Sowore despite court orders until Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), ordered that Sowore should be released alongside Sambo…

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Breaking: Kaduna High Court Delays Judgement

The Kaduna State High Court has delayed the passing of judgement in the “no-case” submission entered by the defence lawyers in the case filed by the Kaduna State government against the last batch of members of the Islamic Movement being detained since December 2015 following the heinous attacks by the Nigerian Army in Zaria. Reason given for the delay is that the Judge has not completed the writing of her judgment and would therefore not sit today. The 100 members of the Islamic Movement, who had earlier been brought to…

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2015 Zaria massacre: Kaduna High Court Delivers Judgement Today

Today, Thursday, 19/12/19  the Kaduna State High Court will deliver judgement in the “no-case” submission entered by the defence lawyers in the case filed by the Kaduna State government against the last batch of members of the Islamic Movement being detained since December 2015 following the heinous attacks by the Nigerian Army in Zaria. This will conclude the four-year legal battle, in which the Kaduna state government sued over 200 members of the Islamic Movement after the heinous Zaria genocide perpetrated by the Nigerian Army in December 2015 that led…

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We Defeated Them, But They Won’t Abide By The Rule Of Law -Sheikh Zakzaky

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky has accused the government of Nigeria for refusing to abide by the rule of law even after the Islamic Movement in Nigeria had squarely defeated them in their courts. He revealed the main and sole weapon with which the Islamic Movement defeated the authorities in their own courts. According to the Sheikh, “our main weapon is the truth, and it is the sole weapon with which we defeated the authorities in their own courts.” “The courts judged against them…

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IMN Marks Anniversary Of Free Zakzaky Judgment With A Roundtable With CSOs, Activists

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria marked the first 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, which resulted in the very successful Sitout in the Heart of Abuja that lasted nearly 100 days before the government could no longer bear it. The roundtable, which was held on Saturday, 2nd December 2017, had…

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