Press Release: NIGERIA – New levels of cruelty from the Buhari regime

For immediate release

27 July 2019

Reported proscription of Islamic Movement beyond belief


Responding to reports that the Nigerian government has proscribed the Islamic Movement as a terrorist group, IHRC Chair Massoud Shadjareh stated:

“If the reported proscription of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria is true, then this is a spectacularly cynical move on the part of the authorities.  It is clear they wish to frustrate the growing pressure from inside Nigeria and around the world to release Sheikh El-Zakzaky and Mallima Zeenah.

“It is clear that the movement and its leaders are the innocents in this situation, and the Buhari regime the terroriser.”

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