Islamic Human Rights Commission
Global Free Zakzaky Protests
From 12-15th December 2017, Islamic Human Rights Commission in coordination with Universal Justice Network (UJN) and Global Free Zakzaky campaigners, organised worldwide protests and Twitter storm to mark second anniversary of the Zaria massacre and the illegal detention of Sheikh Zakzaky and IMN members. Campaigners from around the world, including Nigeria, UK, Switzerland, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Iran joined the campaign to demand justice for those detained and killed in the Zaria Massacre two years earlier, from 12-14 December 2015.
For background and factual information about Zaria massacre please Click here to read IHRC briefing to the International Criminal Court (ICC), it is based on eyewitness accounts and other supporting materials.
#FreeZakzaky Protest infront of Nigerian High Commission in London, UK
On Tuesday 12th December 2017, on the second anniversary of the Zaria massacre, Islamic Human Rights Commission in coordination with UJN organised a protest outside the Nigerian High Commission in London to demand the freedom of Sheikh Ibraheen al-Zakzaky and justice for the martyrs of the Zaria massacre.;
Protest in Abuja Nigeria
On 12 December 2017, Free Zakzaky procession was carried out in Abuja as part of the activities marking the second anniversary of the Zaria massacre, the Nigerian Police shamelessly physically blocked the road to prevent the protesters from reaching the National Assembly complex.
#Free Zakzaky Protest in Lahore Pakistan
On 12th December 2017 Wahdat Youth of MWM, in coordination with UJN organised a protest outside Lahore Press Club to mark second anniversary of Zaria Massacre and illegal detention of Sheikh Zakzaky and IMN members.
Indonesians show love & solidarity for #FreeZakzaky
Indonesians show love and solidarity for Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and praised his relentless support and sacrifices especially for the Palestine cause. Delegates in international Palestine conference in Jakarta, insolidarity with global #FreeZakzaky campaign, condemned Nigerian military and authorities for human rights violations especially the Zaria massacre and demanded immediate release of Sheikh Zakzaky, his wife and other IMN members and justice for the victims of Zaria massacre during 12-14 December 2015. Following is picture of #FreeZakzaky banner in Indonesian house of Representative, Jakarta during the conference.
Muslims in Kashmir protest & rally in support of #FreeZakzaky
To mark 2nd anniversary of Zaria massacre, peaceful rallies held in Kashmir to protest illegal detention of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and to mark the second anniversary of Zaria massacre 12-14 December 2015, in solidarity with Global #FreeZakzaky campaign. Protesters carried banners calling for the release of Sheikh Zakzaky, who is the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN). 14 December 2017 marked 2nd year of his unlawful detention.
Protest in front of United Nations office in Geneva
On 15th December 2017 #FreeZakzaky Campaigners in coordination with UJN organised a protest in front of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland to mark the second year anniversary since the horrific attacks by the Nigerian army in Zaria, Nigeria…
Protest in Bandra, Mumbai India
On 15th December 2017 #FreeZakzaky Campaigners in Bandra, Mumbai, India showed love and solidarity with Global #Freezakzaky campaign. protesters demanded demanded immediate release of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and justice for the victims of Zaria massacre.
#FreeZakzaki Campaigners in Iran sign 100 meter Cloth
On 14th December 2017 In solidarity with global Free Zakzaky campaign and to commemorate 2nd anniversary of Zaria massacre a conference and a campaign to sign 100 meter cloth was organised by Ummah group in Tehran. Speakers included The daughter of martyr Tori from Nigeria who was the successor of Sheykh Zakzaki, Dr. Zahra Mostafavi (the daughter of imam khomeini), Ms Navab Safavi, Ayatollah Qumi, Dr.Amir Abdollahian, at the end a petition was signed by the guests on 100 meter cloth and it will be handed over to the Nigerian Embassy in Iran.
#FreeZakzaky Twitter Storm
A phenomenal Twitter storm on 12th of December, 2017 marked the second anniversary of the Zaria massacre carried out by the brutal government of Muhammadu Buhari against the Islamic Movement in Nigeria. #FreeZakzaky started trending at 3pm GMT on 12th December and this lasted for over 24 hours.
Photos Credit: We acknowledge Inminds, Abna, Ummah, IMN and all the Free Zakzaky activists for sharing some of these pictures.
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