An overview of the number and nature of atrocities committed by the Abacha and subsequent junta against the Muslim Brothers in Nigeria between April 1997 – September 1998.
Read the report here.
The Islamic Human Rights Commission has continued to research the deteriorating human rights situation in Nigeria, particularly over the last year. This report covers the specific period of April 1997 – September 1998. It does however include some details of human rights abuses which covers the period since the arrest of Mu’allim Ibrahim Yaqub Al-Zakzaky, the well-known Muslim cleric and leader of Nigeria’s Islamic opposition, on 12 September 1996. The abuses were not details in our previous reports covering these periods. It covers abuses levelled at the Islamic opposition in Nigeria, some of which has been documented, and some of which has been reported in international news media although often incorrectly.
You can find out more about our Justice for Zakzaky campaign here.