NIGERIA: SHEIKH ZAKZAKY CAMPAIGN RESOURCES – How to contact your Minister of Foreign Affairs

[updated, 06 August and 24 July 2019] Contact the Minister of Foreign Affairs in your country; more campaign details.


Background

Requested Action

Model email

Recipient addresses

Background

The courts in Nigeria have ordered Sheikh Zakzaky’s release for urgent medical treatment abroad (5 August), however they remain in custody.

World-wide demonstrations continue to demand justice for the Sheikh and Mallimah Zeenah. Peaceful demonstrators in July in Abuja calling for the release of Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, Mallima Zeenah and all unjustly detained prisoners, were met with deadly violence from police and security forces.  For more information please visit this page.

Requested Action

Please look at the five things you need to know and do alert, if you haven’t already.  Those of you also wishing to contact the Minister of Foreign Affairs in your country can do so using the addresses below.  A model email is also provided should you wish to use it.  Please keep all correspondence polite.

Model Email

Subject:  Immediate intervention in the deteriorating situation in Nigeria

Dear [insert the name of your Minister for Foreign Affairs here],

The continued violence used by the Nigerian authorities against peaceful, law abiding protestors calling for the release of Sheikh El-Zakzaky, must be stopped now.  As many as 12 people were killed in July, including a senior police officer and a journalist, all killed by police fire.

I write to ask your office to make immediate interventions with the Nigerian authorities demanding they desist.  Your office must seriously consider what punitive actions you can take unilaterally as well as part of international organisations, if necessary, in order to facilitate Nigeria’s compliance with basic human rights standards.

I trust you will make immediate representations.

I look forward to your response.

Yours sincerely,

[Your name]

Email addresses of recipients

Selected names and email addresses of Ministers of Foreign Affairs can be found below.  Please contact us info@ihrc.org if you have trouble finding the details of your country’s Minister.

Australia                               

Senator Marise Payne          

Minister for Foreign Affairs   

Senator.Payne@aph.gov.au

Bangladesh                           

HE Mr. AK Abdul Momen, MP                                                                   

Foreign Minister                   

fm@mofa.gov.bd

Bolivia                                    

Diego Pary                            

Minister of Foreign Affairs    

mreuno@rree.gob.bo

Bosnia and Herzegovina       

Igor Crnadak                        

Minister of Foreign Affairs    

info_mvpbih@mvp.gov.ba

Canada                                 

The Hon. Chrystia Freeland  

Minister of Foreign Affairs    

Chrystia.Freeland@parl.gc.ca

Finland      

Pekka Haavisto

Minister for Foreign Affairs   

umi@formin.fi

France                                  

Jean-Yves Le Drian                

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development                  

Web Form

India          

Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

Minister of External Affairs    

eam@mea.gov.in

Indonesia                              

Retno Marsudi                      

Minister of Foreign Affairs    

kontak-kami@kemlu.go.id

Iran                                      

H.E. Mohammad Javad Zarif                                                                      

Minister of Foreign Affairs    

matbuat@mfa.gov.ir

Ireland                                  

Simon Coveney                     

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade                                                        

simon.coveney@oir.ie

Senator Kamina Johnson-Smith                                                                  

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade                                            

ps@mfaft.gov.jm

Malaysia                               

The Hon. Dato’ Saifuddin bin Abdullah             

Minister of Foreign Affairs    

anifah@kln.gov.my / pro.ukk@kln.gov.my

The Netherlands                   

Stef Blok                                

Minister of Foreign Affairs    

Web Form

Norway                                

Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide    

Minister of Foreign Affairs    

utenriksminister@mfa.no

Pakistan                                

Shah Mehmood Qureshi      

Minister of Foreign Affairs    

asif.na110@na.gov.pk / fax: 051-9207600

South Africa                          

Lindiwe Sisulu                        

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation                                     

info@foreign.gov.za

Spain                                    

Josep Borrell                         

Minister of Foreign Affairs & Cooperation                                                   

se.aex@maec.es

Switzerland                           

Ignazio Cassis                        

Federal Councillor                 

info@eda.admin.ch

Trinidad and Tobago            

Dennis Moses                       

Minister of Foreign Affairs    

website@foreign.gov.tt

Turkey

Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu                  

Minister of Foreign Affairs    

Web Form

United Kingdom                    

Dominic Raab                     

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs                         fcocorrespondence@fco.gov.uk