PRESS RELEASE – NIGERIA: Doctors allowed to make initial assessment of Sheikh Zakzaky’s health

Front: Mallima Zeenah (left), Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky Back row: Massoud Shadjareh, IHRC Chair (c) with team of doctors.

Leader of Islamic Movement and Mallima Zeenah seen by team led by IHRC


From Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC)

25 April 2019

A delegation of expert doctors and consultants led by IHRC have completed an initial investigation of Sheikh Zakzaky and Mallima Zeenah.  Both have been held in illegal detention since the end of 2015.

This initial investigation has highlighted the need for urgent investigations into their health which the team hopes will be carried out in next couple of days.

IHRC acknowledges the authorities’ change of position in making this possible and hopes this heralds a full and just resolution of the situation.

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