Nigeria Digest #111

Nigeria Digest #111

From: Islamic Human Rights Commission
15 March 2020
Nigeria Digest #111 (Volume 3 Issue 43)- Take Action: Write to Sheikh El-Zakzaky

Protests continued in Nigeria and the son of Sheikh Zakzaky criticised prison authorities for continuously denying critical medical treatment to his parents.

You can find all the latest actions and information, as well as background to the campaign, information, videos, audio, and details on the Sheikh on the Free Zakzaky campaign page. The Nigeria Digest is a weekly summary of the campaign to #FreeZakzaky and all who are illegally detained, focusing on the Islamic Movement of Nigeria.

Action Alert

During this week #FreeZakzaky protests continued in Nigeria. In an update the only surviving son of Sheikh Zakzaky confirmed that despite several court orders his parents are continuously denied the much needed medical treatment.

Please help support those injured by police brutality, and the families of those killed by the security services, by donating to the IHRC Trust Nigeria Fund here.

Above all, please remember all the oppressed in your dua.



We request campaigners to write a message of support to the leader of the Islamic Movement Nigeria Sheikh Ibraheem el-Zakzaky and his wife Muallima Zeenah who are currently being held in illegal detention.

Please note campaigners should know that their letters will be read by the controller of the prison before they are given to the Sheikh and his wife.

Recipient address

Please send a letter or card via Royal Mail or any other delivery service to the following address:

To Sheikh Zakzaky/Muallima Zeenah c/o Sanusi Muazu Danmusa
State Controller of Corrections Kaduna Command,
Ilorin road, Independence way,


Update on My Parent’s Health – Mohammed Ibraheem Zakzaky
13 March 2020
Today it has become necessary for me to break the unwritten yet implemented gag order, which I observe in the hope that my silence will help avoid harsher torment upon my imprisoned parents.
Since before my parents were transferred from DSS detention to Kaduna Prison, my father’s blood pressure has been spiking up and dipping down irregularly, a situation that continues to worsen among numerous other things.
My mother who among numerous medical issues is currently bleeding through the nose and mouth due to an existing case of sinus that has remained untreated for the past five years.
On 24 February, The court clearly ordered them to grant and facilitate unimpeded access to medical attention. On February 26, they again returned and ordered the same routine tests they had ordered earlier. After which we proceeded to follow due procedure to make that happen.
Today after weeks of preparations, appointments with doctors and hospitals, and numerous arrangements with the office of the Controller of prisons of Kaduna State, Our efforts to get my parents undergo otherwise routine medical tests have been once again frustrated.
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Free Zakzaky Protests Continued in Abuja
12 March 2020
Daily #FreeZakzaky protests continued in Nigerian capital, Abuja. Followers of the leader of Islamic movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, demanded for his immediate and unconditional release. Protests continued in Utako district of FCT Abuja. Click here to see pictures of the protest arranged on the 12th of March 2020.


Occupy Buhari protest, London
Published on 14 November 2019
#FreeZakzaky protests joined the Occupy Buhari protest, London, UK outside Abuja House where Buhari was staying during his visit in November 2019. Protests demanded immediate release for all the innocent political prisoners detained by the Nigerian authorities.

An Appeal for Victims of Violence in Nigeria
Published on 27 May 2019
The Nigerian authorities have attacked the Islamic Movement of Nigeria leaving dozens dead. They need your help now. Support medical costs for those injured in police and army violence against the Islamic Movement. Support the families of those killed.

Click here to read the letter by IHRC Chair Massoud Shadjareh to the ICC regarding the preservation of Zaria massacre-evidence. published on 30 November 2017
Click here to read the summary of state breaches of the ICCPR in respect of the ongoing crackdown on the Islamic Movement of Nigeria dating from 2014
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