NIGERIA: SHEIKH ZAKZAKY CAMPAIGN RESOURCES – How to contact your Minister of Foreign Affairs

NIGERIA: SHEIKH ZAKZAKY CAMPAIGN RESOURCES – How to contact your Minister of Foreign Affairs

[updated, 06 August and 24 July 2019] Contact the Minister of Foreign Affairs in your country; more campaign details.


Requested Action

Model email

Recipient addresses



The courts in Nigeria have ordered Sheikh Zakzaky’s release for urgent medical treatment abroad (5 August), however they remain in custody.

World-wide demonstrations continue to demand justice for the Sheikh and Mallimah Zeenah. Peaceful demonstrators in July in Abuja calling for the release of Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, Mallima Zeenah and all unjustly detained prisoners, were met with deadly violence from police and security forces.  For more information please visit this page.


Requested Action

Please look at the five things you need to know and do alert, if you haven’t already.  Those of you also wishing to contact the Minister of Foreign Affairs in your country can do so using the addresses below.  A model email is also provided should you wish to use it.  Please keep all correspondence polite.


Model Email

Subject:  Immediate intervention in the deteriorating situation in Nigeria

Dear [insert the name of your Minister for Foreign Affairs here],

The continued violence used by the Nigerian authorities against peaceful, law abiding protestors calling for the release of Sheikh El-Zakzaky, must be stopped now.  As many as 12 people were killed in July, including a senior police officer and a journalist, all killed by police fire.

I write to ask your office to make immediate interventions with the Nigerian authorities demanding they desist.  Your office must seriously consider what punitive actions you can take unilaterally as well as part of international organisations, if necessary, in order to facilitate Nigeria’s compliance with basic human rights standards.

I trust you will make immediate representations.

I look forward to your response.

Yours sincerely,

[Your name]


Email addresses of recipients

Selected names and email addresses of Ministers of Foreign Affairs can be found below.  Please contact us if you have trouble finding the details of your country’s Minister.


Senator Marise Payne          

Minister for Foreign Affairs


HE Mr. AK Abdul Momen, MP                                                                   

Foreign Minister           


Diego Pary                            

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Bosnia and Herzegovina       

Igor Crnadak                        

Minister of Foreign Affairs


The Hon. Chrystia Freeland  

Minister of Foreign Affairs


Pekka Haavisto

Minister for Foreign Affairs


Jean-Yves Le Drian                

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development                  

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Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

Minister of External Affairs


Retno Marsudi                      

Minister of Foreign Affairs


H.E. Mohammad Javad Zarif                                                                      

Minister of Foreign Affairs


Simon Coveney                     

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade                                                

Senator Kamina Johnson-Smith                                                                  

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade                                    


The Hon. Dato’ Saifuddin bin Abdullah             

Minister of Foreign Affairs /

The Netherlands                   

Stef Blok                                

Minister of Foreign Affairs    

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Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide    

Minister of Foreign Affairs


Shah Mehmood Qureshi      

Minister of Foreign Affairs / fax: 051-9207600

South Africa                          

Lindiwe Sisulu                        

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation                             


Josep Borrell                         

Minister of Foreign Affairs & Cooperation                                           


Ignazio Cassis                        

Federal Councillor         

Trinidad and Tobago            

Dennis Moses                       

Minister of Foreign Affairs


Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu                  

Minister of Foreign Affairs    

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United Kingdom                    

Dominic Raab                     

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs               

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