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Teenage boy killed as Nigerian forces open fire on Sheikh Zakzaky supporters

28 February 2020 A teenage boy has been killed after Nigerian police used live ammunition to disperse protesters demanding the release of jailed Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky in the country’s northwestern state of Kaduna. The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), in a post published on its official Twitter page on Thursday, announced that dozens of people staged a rally in the state …

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Nigerian court acquits IMN members

23 February 2020 One hundred members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria were set free because the prosecution did not present any evidence to prove that the defendants were guilty of the offences. They were standing trial on a five count charge including culpable homicide, an offence carrying the death penalty. The prosecution said it does not agree with the …

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Nigerian forces kill Zakzaky supporter in Abuja

22 January 2020 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 incident took place on Tuesday as security forces fired live ammunition and teargas to disperse the supporters and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), led by Sheikh Zakzaky, in …

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International Criminal Court opens the door for the prosecution of Nigeria

8 December 2019 The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, on Thursday published her annual Report on Preliminary Examination Activities. The report looked at situations in several countries “under consideration for possible investigation”. In Nigeria, these mainly cover the conflict with Boko Haram in the northeast and possible war crimes committed by Nigerian security forces (NSF). The report …

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One killed as Nigerian forces open fire on Sheikh Zakzaky supporters

17 November 2019 At least one person has been killed and several others injured after Nigerian police used live ammunition to break up a religious gathering by supporters of senior cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky. The casualties were caused after police started shooting at dozens of supporters of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), who took part in a religious procession to celebrate the birth anniversary of Prophet …

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Victims of Zaria massacre still wait for justice

7 November 2019 Musa Mahmud has finally been discharged after spending four years seeking medical treatment for injuries sustained during the December 2015 Zaria Massacre. He can now walk with a limp, but sits down with a lot of difficulty because he cannot bend his two legs. Medical doctors in Nigeria and Iran have worked hard to save his two …

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IMN: US, Israel, Saudi Arabia behind Nigeria’s deadly crackdown on Zakzaky’s supporters

8 August 2019 The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) tells Iranian state-owned Press TV that the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia have been behind the Abuja government’s bloody crackdown on supporters of senior Muslim figure Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, who has been jailed for over four years. Mohammad Hassan Shojaeifard, representative of Sheikh Zakzaky in Iran, said in an interview with …

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Why has Nigeria banned a Shia Muslim group?

31 July 2019 Al Jazeera’s Inside Story programme last night took a look at the Nigerian government’s decision to get a court to proscribe the predominantly Shia group, the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN). Nigeria’s Muslims are mostly Sunni, including most of the northern Nigeria ruling elite, from President Muhammadu Buhari to state governors and military top brass. Many observers …

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Nigerian army opens fire on protesters demanding release of Zakzaky

18 May 2019 The Nigerian army has opened fire on protesters in the northern city of Zaria in Kaduna State demanding the release of top Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, who has been held for four years on trumped-up allegations. Several people were seriously injured after being shot by soldiers at the rally on Friday night. The protesters were calling for …

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