#FreeZakzaky Court Update

Advocates and human rights campaigners worldwide are calling on the Nigerian authorities to release Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and Mallima Zeenah, the leaders of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria A delayed hearing to dismiss the case against them is set to resume on Thursday 1st July at Kaduna High Court In December 2015, the Nigerian Army attacked the Islamic Movement, killing 1000 people Sheikh Zakzaky was wounded and detained, alongside his wife They have been in jail ever since, despite the High Court of Nigeria ruling their detention illegal and demanding their release. Sheikh Zakzaky’s health has deteriorated in prison. He has already lost sight in one eye and lost the use of one arm. In 2019 there were global protests demanding his release, after revelations that he has severe lead poisoning in jail. Zakzaky’s Barrister Ishaq Adam Ishaq says “we are arguing that there is no case to answer, and are deeply concerned that it has taken so long for this case to be heard when clearly the defendants have serious health difficulties.”

For further information go to:

Key decision expected in Zakzaky case – IHRC

PRESS RELEASE: Nigeria – Calls to Release Zakzaky, Zeenah from Senior Figures and Lawyers worldwide – IHRC

Alert: Write to your Foreign Minister to put pressure on the Nigerian authorities – IHRC

Nigeria Digest #138 – IHRC

Free Zakzaky Campaign – IHRC