Nigerian forces have killed one individual in an attack on protesters demanding the release of jailed Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky in the capital, Abuja.
The Nigerian government, whether at the behest of some of its more powerful allies or acting on a fatal misconception, is continuing to enact a campaign of deadly dehumanization against the country’s Muslim religious icon and his thousands-strong followers.
Al-Mustafa International University, an Islamic academic institution in Iran, has condemned the Nigerian government’s “inhumane” and “unlawful” treatment of jailed senior Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky as well as the silence of the international community and so-called human rights organizations on the crime.
Supporters of Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky held a peaceful protest in Abuja to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the 2015 Zaria Massacre where over 345 people were killed at the hands of the Nigerian army.
Nigerian security forces have used live fire to confront a protest marking the fourth anniversary of state-authorized massacre against the country’s Muslim community.
Iran constantly pursues the case of Nigeria’s top Shia cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky through diplomatic contacts with the Nigerian government in line with efforts to help improve his health, says the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman.
Nigerian authorities transfer top Shia cleric, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, and his wife to a dilapidated prison, where many detainees have so far died due to lack of medical attention.
At the resumed hearing of Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky’s trial, the Kaduna State High Court ordered Nigeria’s intelligence agency, the Department of State Security (DSS), to hand over custody of the cleric to the Nigerian Correctional Service.
In a statement issued to the press, the Islamic movement in Nigeria described the continuous detention of Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat as one of the worst violations of the rule of law.