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Nigerian Authorities Urge Prosecution of Sheikh Zakzaky

News ID: 1259862 Service: Other Media
December, 06, 2016 - 16:20

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Authorities in a Nigerian state have called for the prosecution of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky who was recently ordered to be released after nearly a year of detention without trial.

The government of Kaduna State on Monday said Zakzaky should be put on trial for the alleged "lawlessness" of his group, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), for the past 30 years.

In October, authorities in the state declared the mainstream Shiite group as illegal as part of the state crackdown against the Muslim community. On Monday, the Kaduna government accused the group of "allegiance to a foreign power."

The news comes few days after the federal high court of Nigeria ruled that Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, should be released unconditionally.

The prominent cleric and his wife were taken into custody on December 14, 2015, after deadly clashes between the supporters of the IMN movement and Nigerian troops.

Nearly 350 members of the Shiite movement were killed in the clashes. The sheikh was brutally injured and his house was reportedly destroyed by the army in the incident.

Justice Gabriel Kolawole said he had given 45 days for authorities to provide new accommodation for the Zakzaky family. The judge also said the state security service would pay Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife $78,984 each in compensation for the violation of their rights by being held in unlawful custody for nearly a year.

Monday’s call could threaten the release of Zakzaky as the Kaduna government could bring charges against him, according to Press TV. 

Last month, nearly 100 IMN supporters were killed when Nigerian forces fired live rounds and tear gas at mourners during a peaceful march ahead of the Arba’een mourning rituals. Authorities also destroyed a number of buildings belonging to the IMN.

The Nigerian government has stepped up its crackdown on the IMN since the December 2015 deadly incident.

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Although a court ruled to remove the detention of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, the government has kept him detained. His Shiite followers and others have protested continually to have him released. Reports on his medical condition say that he has already lost the use of an arm and one of his eyes, and his aides fear that he could lose his sight completely if he doesn't receive the urgent medical treatment he requires and which the government has so far denied him. Political organizations, human rights groups, Muslims and non-Muslims worldwide have called for his release. Instead of being released as the court had ruled, he has been illegally detained and the government plans to put him on trial.

Here is a short biography of Sheikh Zakzaky:

December 14, 2016 - 10:08 AM
Brief history on life of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky
http://en.abna24.com/service/africa/archive/2016/12/14/798043/story.html 

Below are links to some items in the timeline of his detention. 

December 13, 2016 - 2:11 PM
Warning: Nigerian govt finally moves 'Sheikh Zakzaky' to a new location against his wish
http://en.abna24.com/service/africa/archive/2016/12/13/797859/story.html 

February 12, 2017 - 7:53 PM
A love letter to Nigerian Shiites
http://en.abna24.com/service/africa/archive/2017/02/12/811229/story.html 

August 29, 2017 - 10:03 PM
Rumble in Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky’s camp
http://en.abna24.com/news/africa/rumble-in-sheikh-ibrahim-zakzaky’s-camp_851221.html 

September 14, 2017 - 8:08 PM
Ayatollah Zakzaky supporters demand his immediate release
http://en.abna24.com/news/africa/ayatollah-zakzaky-supporters-demand-his-immediate-release_854209.html 

September 25, 2017 - 2:05 PM
Nigerian security forces raid Imam Hussain mourning ritual in Kaduna, Zaria
http://en.abna24.com/news/mourning-of-imam-hussain/nigerian-security-forces-raid-imam-hussain-mourning-ritual-in-kaduna-zaria_856286.html 

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On 24/10/2017 at 12:13 AM, Hameedeh said:

If you search Google News at news.google.com or Yahoo News at news.search.yahoo.com there is no mention of Sheikh Zakzaky and his illegal detention. News blocked. Very unfortunate indeed.

:salam:

I was searching for news about him yesterday with no recent results. Like nothing happened.

May Allah give him patience! 

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