Alert: Urgent – Safety of Islamic Movement members, other activists in Nigeria

Background

Action required

Model Email

Background 

IHRC are concerned the Nigerian authorities will use the holiday period to attack the Islamic Movement of Nigeria. We are requesting campaigners to write to their Foreign Minister to ensure they raise the profile of this case when times are quiet.

Action required 

Please contact the Foreign Minister of your country.  A model email / letter is also provided should you wish to use it and emails for key countries.  Please keep all correspondence polite.

Model Email

Subject:  Urgent – Safety of İslamic Movement members, other activists in Nigeria

Dear [Insert Foreign Minister’s name],

I am writing to inform you about a potential attack on the followers of Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and the Islamic Movement Nigeria. The Sheikh is currently being illegally detained and his followers have been peacefully protesting his release for almost four years now. 

I am deeply concerned that the Nigerian authorities will use the holiday period to attack followers of the Islamic Movement. I request you demand a guarantee from your Nigerian counterparts that no attacks will take place and followers of the Islamic Movement will be safe during the holiday period. 

Yours sincerely,

[Your name]

Recipient addresses:

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       

PekkaHaavisto

Minister for Foreign Affairs   

umi@formin.fi

France                                   

Jean-Yves Le Drian                

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development                  

Web Form

India           

Dr.SubrahmanyamJaishankar

Minister of External Affairs    

eam@mea.gov.in

Indonesia                               

RetnoMarsudi                      

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 EriksenSøreide     

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                           

LindiweSisulu                         

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation                                      

info@foreign.gov.za

Spain                                     

JosepBorrell                          

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

MevlütÇavuşoğlu                   

Minister of Foreign Affairs     

Web Form

United Kingdom                     

Dominic Raab                      

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs                         

fcocorrespondence@fco.gov.uk
On Tue, 24 Dec 2019 at 17:44, Lindon Thaqi <lindon@dxw.com> wrote: