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.
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.
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.
An imprisoned anti-regime activist from Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich and Shia Muslim-populated Eastern Province has reportedly lost his life, as a crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman against pro-democracy campaigners, Muslim preachers and intellectuals continues in the kingdom.
Social media activists say hunger-striking inmates at Bahrain’s notorious Jaw Prison are being denied medical treatment and their overall health condition is getting worse, as the ruling Aal-e Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed clampdown on political dissidents in the tiny Persian Gulf island State.
Security forces in Nigeria have attacked the followers of Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), during a religious procession in the capital, Abuja, arresting at least four people.
A Nigerian court has granted bail to prominent religious scholar Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky so that he can fly to India for medical care, his lawyer says.
The daughter of Nigeria’s detained prominent religious scholar Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky has warned about the government’s recent ban on the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), saying it could worsen the crackdown on the members of the group and ignite a new conflict in the West African nation.
Attempts to secure the release of imprisoned Nigerian Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky have suffered a fresh setback with the adjournment of a court hearing that was due to decide whether the ailing leader of the African country's Islamic movement should be freed to receive urgent medical treatment.
Nigerian security forces have martyred at least 20 members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) during protests calling for the release of senior cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, the movement’s leader, this week.