CAMPAIGN UPDATE: Nigeria – Zeenah Ibrahim and her children released

August 27, 1998.

Thanks to the concerted campaigning of volunteers the world over, Zeenah Ibrahim, her six children and the other women and children arrested in April, have been released. The judge at their bail hearing referred to the letters received from around the world, when he released them pending trial.

However, despite the release of so many Christian and secular prisoners of conscience after the death of General Sani Abacha, no members of the Islamic opposition have been released. We are asking campaigners to step up their campaign for the release of Mu’allim Ibrahim Al-Zakzaky, the focus for all Islamic opposition in Nigeria, and all prisoners held unjustly by the Nigerian regime. Please write to the Foreign Minister in your country, and the High Commisioner / Ambassador for Nigeria in your country.

Please let us know of your responses. Many thanks. IHRC.[END]