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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