URGENT ALERT: NIGERIA – Demand proof of life of el-Zakzaky and other detainees

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Contents
1. Summary & Background
2. Action required
3. Sample letters
4. Addresses for sample letters

1. Summary

IHRC is deeply worried abut the safety of Mu’allim Ibraheem el-Zakzaky the leader of Nigeria’s peaceful Islamic Movement.

El-Zakzaky is known to have been shot 4 times last Sunday, when the army went on a killing spree against the Movement, in which a thousand are thought t o have been killed. Zakzaky, his injured wife and many others were know to have been to army barracks. The army has since claimed that he was transferred to a military hospital and later passed into police custody.

However, no evidence that the Sheikh is still alive has been forthcoming, leading IHRC to fear the worst.

This page contains the latest verified information on events relating to the attack on the Islamic Movement https://www.ihrc.org.uk/activities/alerts/11586-urgent-alert-nigeria-army-advancing-on-house-of-muallim-ibraheem-al-zakzaky-

2. Action required

Please write to / email the Minister of Foreign Affairs in your country and demand the Nigerian government and army show proof of life and release Sheikh Zakzaky immediately and the hundreds detained since the killings early this week.

3. Sample letters

(a) Letter to Minister of Foreign Affairs

[Your name]

[Your address]

Date:

[Name of Minister]

[Address]

Dear [Insert name of Minister],

I am deeply worried abut the safety of Mu’allim Ibraheem el-Zakzaky the leader of Nigeria’s peaceful Islamic Movement, and the many other unarmed civilians detained with him after last week’s attack on the Islamic Movement by the Nigerian army.

El-Zakzaky is known to have been shot 4 times last Sunday. Zakzaky, his injured wife and many others were know to have been taken to army barracks. The army has since claimed that he was transferred to a military hospital and later passed into police custody.

However, no evidence of him still being alive has been given. I urge you to demand from the Nigerian government, proof of life of Zakzaky and the others detained, as well as his and their immediate and unconditional release.

I look forward to your immediate action and response.

Yours sincerely,

[Your name]

(b) Letter to Ambassador / High Commissioner in your country

[Your name]

[Your address]

Date:

[Name of Ambassador / High Commissioner]

[Address]

Dear [Insert name of Ambassador / High Commissioner],

I am deeply worried abut the safety of Mu’allim Ibraheem el-Zakzaky the leader of Nigeria’s peaceful Islamic Movement, and the many other unarmed civilians detained with him after last week’s attack on the Islamic Movement by the Nigerian army.

El-Zakzaky is known to have been shot 4 times last Sunday. Zakzaky, his injured wife and many others were know to have been taken to army barracks. The army has since claimed that he was transferred to a military hospital and later passed into police custody.

However, no evidence of him still being alive has been given. I demand the Nigerian government give proof of life of Zakzaky and the others detained, as well as his and their immediate and unconditional release.

I look forward to your immediate action and response.

Yours sincerely,

[Your name]

4. Addresses

Ministers

UK
James Duddridge MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
King Charles Street 
London
SW1A 2AH

Email: fcocorrespondence@fco.gov.uk

Other countries’ ministers’ names and emails:

Australia: Hon Julie Bishop MP: Julie.Bishop.MP@aph.gov.au
India: Sushma Swaraj: eam@mea.gov.in
France: Laurent Fabius: contact@laurent-fabius.net
Germany: Frank-Walter Steinmeier: frank-walter.steinmeier@bundestag.de
South Africa: Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane: minister@dirco.gov.za
Norway: Borge Brenda: utenriksminister@mfa.no
Canada: Stephane Dion: stephane.dion@parl.gc.ca
Ambassador / High Commissioner details can be found here http://www.immigration.gov.ng/index.php?id=33

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