The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC), a founding member of the Decolonial International Network has set up a campaign to free Sheikh Zakzaky in Nigeria. Zakzaky is a leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria who has consistently campaigned for social justice in Nigeria, the Palestinian cause and is a supporter of the Iranian revolution. He was detained after a massacre that the Nigerian army carried out in the city of Zaria in December 2015 in which up to 1000 people were massacred.
IHRC has consistently documented the crimes of the Nigerian state against the Islamic Movement and the struggle to free Zakzaky. The court in Nigeria has ordered his release but the state refuses to act. Most recently (5 August) the court ordered his release for medical treatment in India, but he remains in detention.
- Campaigners are requested to contact their Minister of Foreign Affairs and demand their government intervenes in this case and demands Nigeria release the Sheikh and his wife, as well as other political detainees immediately. In the case of Sheikh Zakzaky he is currently suffering catastrophic health decline and failure to get the treatment arranged for him may be fatal for him.
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