RNA – The Secretariat of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution issued a statement warning about the state of health of Hujjat al-Islam Ibrahim Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, and said that the Nigerian government will be held accountable for any unfortunate incident regarding this seeker of divine justice.
Shaykh Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), has been in detention since December 2015 after his residence in the city of Zaria was raided by Nigerian forces, during which he was beaten and lost his left eye.
His wife also sustained serious wounds while more than 300 of his followers and three of his sons were killed in the violence.
Last week, members of the IMN said that the cleric had been poisoned in prison and required urgent medical care abroad.
The text of this statement is as follows:
In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
Over the course of nearly three-and-a-half years, the massacres of Muslims participating in the Ashura mourning processions in Nigeria and the illegal detention of Hujjat al-Islam Ibrahim Zakzaky, the leader of the Muslims of this country, and his wife, who herself was severely injured in this tragedy.
Over the past five years, his six children, his sister and hundreds of innocent and oppressed Muslims were martyred – despite the severe censorship of news about his situation, news reports revealed that the Nigerian judiciary and government is extremely adverse in regard to the release of Hujjat al-Islam Zakzaky and has obstructed his release through false excuses.
The manner in which the Nigerian military government confronted a religious procession that was operating in accordance with the laws of Nigeria and also the silence coupled with the confirmation of the countries which claim to be supporters human rights once again showed how invalid and one-sided the slogan of human rights is.
Hujjat al-Islam Zakzaky was severely injured in the cowardly attack by Nigerian troops on the Ashura mourning procession. The latest news regarding Hujjat al-Islam Zakzaky’s physical condition shows that the effects of the bullets have impacted his body and the deplorable and medieval manner in which they have looked after him has threatened his life.
Despite of the fact that in December 2016, the Federal High Court of Nigeria in Abuja acquitted him and ordered him to be released and ordered that damages be paid to Hujjat al-Islam Zakzaky and his wife, the Supreme Court did not enforce it.
The Nigerian government, as a member of the United Nations, is required, in accordance with international treaties and international conventions, to officially recognize religious freedom and religious practices and rites for Muslims in the country, which account for almost 50% of the population.
The seekers of justice and advocates of the peaceful life for the followers of all religions must also break the silence of this obvious oppression against the Muslims of Nigeria. They must also diligently demand that the Nigerian government, which is affected by the direct and irresponsible pressures of the Zionist regime and the rulers of the House of Saud, release Hujjat al-Islam Zakzaky and guarantee the legitimate rights of Muslims of this country and grant them the right to freely exercise their religious rites.
The release of Hujjat al-Islam Zakzaky is once again on the agenda of the Nigerian judiciary next week and it is hoped that with the clever and wise approach of the country’s justice system, the leader of the Muslims of Nigeria and his wife will be released from this illegal detention and inhumane act.
The Secretariat of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution
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