ALERT: Nigeria – Release Sheikh Zakzaky, Muallima, other prisoners – Covid-19

Sheikh Zakzaky

Background

Requested Action

Model email

Recipient Addresses

 

Background

In recent weeks governments across the world have been releasing prisoners granting them amnesty amidst the global corona pandemic. We are urging the Nigerian authorities to release Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife Muallima Zeenah and other members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria.

This is a policy that needs to be implemented quickly in Nigeria not just for these two but for all prisoners wherever possible for the sake of justice in these cases but also the sake of Nigerian society as a whole.

Requested Action

IHRC are calling upon campaigners to write to their country’s Nigerian ambassador / High Commissioner and copy in the UN Working Group on Arbitrary urging them to demand the Nigerian authorities to release the imprisoned Sheikh, his wife, members of the Islamic Movement and as far as possible all relevant prisoners.

Model email

Dear [Insert Ambassador / High Commissioner’s name],

in the past few weeks we have seen a number of governments release prisoners from their detention amidst the corona pandemic. I am writing to you to urge your government to release Sheikh Ibraheem el-Zakzaky, his wife Muallima Zeenah and other members of the Islamic Movement Nigeria and as far as possible all relevant prisoners.

This is a policy that needs to be implemented quickly in Nigeria not just for the Sheikh and his wife, who both have underlying health conditions, for all prisoners wherever possible for the sake of justice in these cases but also the sake of Nigerian society as a whole.

[Signed if posting]

[Your name]

Recipient Addresses

Please remember to also cc/ in Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights: wgad@ohchr.org

Click on following link to find the name, address and contact details of the relevant diplomat in your country:
https://www.embassypages.com/nigeria

Selected names and email addresses of Ambassadors / High Commissioners can be found below.  Please contact us info@ihrc.org if you have trouble finding the details of your country.

UK:  Mr Olukunle A. Bamgbose, Acting High Commissioner, information@nigeriahc.org.uk, chancery@nigeriahc.org

France: Mr Hakeem O. Sulaiman , Ambassador, embassy@nigeriafrance.com
 
Malaysia: Nurudeen Muhammed , Chargé d’Affaires, info@nigeria.org.my/ nigeriankl@yahoo.com
 
Turkey: Mr Ahmed Abdulhamid, Ambassador, embassynigeriaturkey@gmail.com
 
Iran: Mr Hamzat Ibrahim, Ambassador, ngrembtehran@yahoo.com/info@nigeriaembassyiran.com
 
India: Mr Sola Enikanolaye , High Commisioner, nigeria.new-delhi@foreignaffairs.gov.ng
nhcnder@vsnl.in 
 
Sweden: Mrs Jane Ada Ndem, Chargé d’Affaires a.i.info@nigerianembassy.nu