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Lawyers urge immediate release of imprisoned Zakzaky

Lawyers urge immediate release of imprisoned Zakzaky

TEHRAN, Feb. 27 (Press Shia) – Lawyers acting for Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky have written to the Attorney General and the Minister of Justice asking them to arrange for the immediate release of the beleaguered leader of Nigeria's Islamic Movement (IMN) together with his wife.The move follows the expiry of the deadline for the release of the couple set by a federal high court judge on 2 December...

Nigerian President urged to allow IMN leader access to medical care

Nigerian President urged to allow IMN leader access to medical care

TEHRAN, Feb. 14 (Press Shia Agency) – IHRC has written to the Nigerian President urging him to allow the detained leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria access to urgently needed medical treatment.In a direct appeal to President Buhari the letter highlights the deteriorating condition of Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky who family members say is in severe danger of losing the sight in his remaining...

Armed police surrounding IMN center

Armed police surrounding IMN center

TEHRAN, Dec. 14 (Press Shia Agency) – Armed security forces continue to surround an IMN center in the northern Nigerian city of Sokoto in order to prevent supporters from holding their annual commemoration of the Prophet Muhammad's birthday.The Markaz, as it is known, has been encircled since 10 December in what the IMN says is a deliberate attempt to stop the movement from holding the peaceful...

IHRC gives qualified welcome to court order to free IMN leader

IHRC gives qualified welcome to court order to free IMN leader

TEHRAN, Dec. 02 (Press Shia Agency) – IHRC welcomes Friday’s order by Nigerian High Court for the release of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky, after almost a year in detention.The court in the capital Abuja ordered that the state security services free Zakzaky and his wife Zeenah within 45 days and also pay each compensation of 25 million Naira...

Nigeria: evidence emerges of mass burials after Arbaeen massacre

Nigeria: evidence emerges of mass burials after Arbaeen massacre

TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (Press Shia Agency) – Photographs have emerged showing the graves of over 30 victims of last week's massacre of civilians in a peaceful religious procession on the outskirts of the northern city of Kano.Scores of people were killed and many injured after Nigerian security forces attacked them with live rounds as they marked the 40-day anniversary of Ashura. The procession was...

IHRC welcomes ICC questioning of official over 2015 massacre

IHRC welcomes ICC questioning of official over 2015 massacre

TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (Press Shia) – IHRC welcomes the news that the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice has been asked by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for an explanation over a massacre in 2015.According to media reports Abubakar Malami SAN was due to fly out today to The Hague to explain the part played by the military in the unprovoked attack against the...

Nigerian army opens fire on Arbaeen commemorations

Nigerian army opens fire on Arbaeen commemorations

TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (Press Shia) – There are report of at least one fatality and many injuries after Nigerian armed forces opened fire with live ammunition at a peaceful procession making its way to an annual commemoration of Ashura in the northern city of Kano.The procession is one of many strands from all over the country making their way to Zaria where they will join the main procession which in...

President Buhari must protect Arbaeen commemorations

President Buhari must protect Arbaeen commemorations

TEHRAN, Nov. 09 (Press Shia) – The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has written to the Nigerian president demanding that he ensures the protection of worshipers planning to embark on the annual commemorations of 40th day of Ashura later this month.The letter follows credible reports that the military plans to sabotage Arbaeen processions (as they are known) in a continuation of its...

Release 'prisoners of conscience' immediately

Release 'prisoners of conscience' immediately

TEHRAN, Oct. 18 (Press Shia) – IHRC has called on the Nigerian authorities to immediately release scores of people detained last week during events commemorating the Islamic occasion of Ashura.The detained were among supporters of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) targeted by security forces across several states in northern Nigeria in a continuing crackdown on the organization and it’s...

Nigerian gov't. responsible for ‘security of Ashura procession’

Nigerian gov't. responsible for ‘security of Ashura procession’

TEHRAN, Oct. 13 (Press Shia) – Foreign ministry spokesperson has said Nigerian government is responsible for providing security of Shia procession of Ashura on Wednesday.Bahram Ghasemi told reporters on Thursday that Nigerian government was to be blamed for any invasion by country’s army on procession of mourners who marked the anniversary of Ashoura in some cities. There has been some...

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