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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SHEIKH ZAKZAKY: A PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE THAT MUST FOREMOSTLY BE RELEASED

Since the outbreak of this Coronavirus pandemic, many countries all over the world have been releasing prison inmates in their thousands ostensibly to decongest them, but also as a way of releasing the innocent ones among them who were unjustly detained. By so doing, the nation receives succor from the Creator of the world because of the magnanimity. It is in this same vein that the Nigerian government is expected to release the foremost prisoner of faith in the country and the Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh…

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Security, Safety of Sheikh Zakzaky, Wife Must Be Guaranteed – Islamic Movt Demands From FG

Credible reports emanating from the Kaduna Correctional Center, where the government is wrongly detaining Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife has reached the Islamic Movement in Nigeria of a turmoil leading to the opening of fire and blocking of all access roads to the Center. We are rightly concerned about these developments and we strongly call on all relevant authorities to ensure that the security and safety of the Sheikh and his wife are guaranteed. We would hold the federal government responsible for any harm to them. It is the responsibility…

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One Martyred As Police Unleash Fury At Kaduna Free Zakzaky Procession

Hell was let loose this evening in Kaduna as Nigerian police unleashed some fury lasting almost an hour as members of the Islamic Movement were concluding a Free Zakzaky protest in Kaduna, which resulted in the death of one while many sustained severe injuries of varying degrees. The police arrived the place as the protesters were offering the closing prayers having peacefully matched demanding the release of Sheikh Zakzaky. Thugs wielding very dangerous weapons accompanied the police and assisted them with battering the protesters before arrest was effected by the…

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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 Protest Reaps Through The Heart Of Kaduna, As Police Open Fire In Abuja

Thousands of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria last afternoon took to the streets of city center, Kaduna to protest the continued illegal detention of Sheikh Zakzaky and the irresponsible comments by the Kaduna state governor, Nasiru El-Rufai, that the ailing Sheikh will never be released as long as he (El-Rufai) remains the governor. The procession, comprising men, women and young children audaciously went through the ever-busy Ahmadu Bello way in Kaduna up to the Leventis roundabout, before going tangentially off, adjacent to the Sheikh Abubakar Gumi market area.…

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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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