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Human Rights Watch condemns Nigerian decision to ban Shia group

30 July 2019 A press release from Human Rights Watch on the banning of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) is reproduced below. Nigeria: Court Bans Shia Group Decision Tramples on Basic Rights of Religious Movement A Nigerian court ruled on July 26, 2019 that activities of the Shia Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) amount to “acts of terrorism and …

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Nigeria’s ban of Shiite Muslim group risks Boko Haram repeat

29 July 2019 A ban on a Shiite Muslim group came after a court in Abuja ruled the government could classify it as a “terrorist organization.” The ban raises fears the group could go underground, posing serious security challenges. Announcing a government ban on the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), presidential spokesman Garba Shehu accused the Shiite Muslim group of running …

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WhatsApp played a big role in the Nigerian election

29 July 2019 There is growing concern about the potential for the message and media sharing platform WhatsApp to undermine democracy in a number of countries across the world including Brazil and India. Because WhatsApp is encrypted – and so offers users far greater protection from prosecution than Twitter or Facebook – it has become particularly notorious for spreading “fake news”. This is …

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Buhari “heavily-controlled by world powers” – historian Dahiru Yahaya

28 July 2019 Dahiru Yahaya, a professor of history at Bayero University Kano, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is doing the bidding of “world powers” by continuing to detain Shia leader Ibrahim Zakzaky, whose Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) was proscribed last week as a “terrorist group” by an Abuja High Court. Yahaya, speaking in Hausa during an interview, …

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