Dozens Of IHRC Members Protest in London Against El-Zakzaky’s Detention

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Dozens of Islamic Human Rights Commission members held a solidarity demonstration against the continued incarceration of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, in London.

The protest took place outside the Nigerian High Commission. It also followed Friday’s order by the Federal High Court in Abuja proscribing the Islamic Movement of Nigeria.

Although the demonstration marked the end of the 18-days action they embarked upon, the organizers said they were ready to escalate matters if he is not granted bail accordingly.

In an exclusive interview with news men after the protest, Islamic Human Rights Commission Chairman, Massoud Shadjareh said El-Zakzaky needs to travel outside Nigeria to get treatment.

According to Shadjareh, there is a division among government’s officials about El-Zakzaky’s continued detention. According to him, some of the officials want him out, but others are against it.

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