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First Zakzaky interview after 2 years in prison

First Zakzaky interview after 2 years in prison

TEHRAN, Jan. 13 (Press Shia) – After International call upon Nigerian government to pay heed to the critical health condition of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), who is in prison for two years with no trial and legal prosecution, the regime allows the cleric to meet with his own doctors. He says that in the past he was just visited by security physicians...

VIDEO: 1st Zakzaky interview after 2 years in prison

VIDEO: 1st Zakzaky interview after 2 years in prison

TEHRAN, Jan. 13 (Press Shia Agency) – After International call upon Nigerian government to pay heed to the critical health condition of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, leader of the Muslims in Nigeria , who is in prison for two years with no trial and legal prosecution, the regime allows the cleric to meet with his own doctors.He says that in the past he was just visited by security physicians and this...

Ibrahim Zakzaky still detained, with critical health condition

Ibrahim Zakzaky still detained, with critical health condition

TEHRAN, Jan. 07 (Press Shia) – Two years after being detained, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), is still kept in Nigerian government’s prison and the officials are ignoring his critical health condition. According to what Mehr News has found in a latest contact with Sheikh Zakzaky’s daughter, the Islamic scholar is in critical health condition and...

Nigerians call Buhari to free Sheikh Zakzaky

Nigerians call Buhari to free Sheikh Zakzaky

TEHRAN, Nov. 13 (Press Shia) – Musa, the President of IMN’s Media Forum told Mehr News Agency that after 700 days of unwarranted detention of Sheikh Zakzaky, Zakzaky’s wife, and companions, still nobody has heard of his destiny.Ibrahim Musa, the President of Media Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) told Mehr News Agency on Sunday that Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is...

Intl. community must intervene in Zakzaky’s release

Intl. community must intervene in Zakzaky’s release

TEHRAN, Jan. 17 (Press Shia) – IHRC has urged the Nigerian government to obey a court order and release the detained leader of Nigeria's Islamic Movement immediately.Nigeria's High Court made the order to release Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky and his wife Zeenah on December 2 2016 and stipulated a time-frame of 45 days for implementation. That period expired yesterday with no signs that the...

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...

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...

Death toll mounts after army attacks peaceful marchers: Nigeria

Death toll mounts after army attacks peaceful marchers: Nigeria

TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (Press Shia Agency) – Final death toll from attacks by the Nigerian security forces on peaceful processions marking the 40th day anniversary of Ashura could reach 100, according to eye-witness reports.Hundreds more were injured after heavily armed soldiers dressed as police in approximately 100 trucks opened fire on a procession on the outskirts of Kano city. Soldiers also fired...

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...