Since 2015, IHRC has undertaken a campaign work in support of Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky and Mallama Zeenah along with other Islamic Movement of Nigeria activists, who have been detained in Nigeria and illegally detained and targeted by State violence and brutality.
The campaign has been also featured in IHRC’s work at the EU level, by engaging with relevant EU institutions, prevalently DROI Committee at the European Parliament, EEAS and the EU Delegation in Nigeria and the International Criminal Court.
IHRC calls on the European institutions to make use of the full range of instruments at their disposal to assertively urge the Nigerian government to wholeheartedly respect the freedom of conscience and expression of its citizens throughout the country.
Specifically, IHRC demands for:
— a resolution demanding the unconditional release of all the remaining Islamic Movement supporters;
— to provide medical treatment to Zakzaky and the release of his passport.
– the full compliance of all trials and judicial proceedings with the rule of law, fair trial and international and regional standards;
– the release and fair treatment of prisoners.
For more information on the case visit the FreeZakzaky Press Kit page.
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