FG allows foreign doctors to treat El-Zakzaky, wife

[Guardian, 26 April 2019] The Islamic Human Rights Commission, IHRC, confirmed that the Nigerian Government has finally allowed a team of foreign doctors to examine the health conditions of Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenah El-Zakzaky.


“IHRC acknowledges the authorities’ change of position in making this possible and hopes this heralds a full and just resolution of the situation,” IHRC said on Thursday. 

The group said the a delegation of expert doctors and consultants led by IHRC “have completed an initial investigation of Sheikh Zakzaky and Mallima Zeenah.” 

In March, Kaduna State High Court ordered that El Zakzaky should be allowed by the government to bring doctors of his choice to examine him in the presence of doctors from the government.

Further reporting of the IHRC led delegation of doctors:

Finally, Nigerian govt allows foreign doctors to treat El-Zakzaky, wife – Daily Nigerian News (press release) (blog)

Medical team allowed to check Sheikh Zakzaky’s health in Nigeria – Ahlul Bayt News Agency: Providing Shia News (press release)

Breaking: FG allows Doctors access to El-Zakzaky, wife – The Eagle OnlineF