ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS (NON REPORTING STATE) 126th Session (1 July 2019 to 26 July 2019)
Since at least 2014 the authorities in Nigeria have prosecuted a systematic and violent campaign to suppress the Islamic Movement of Nigeria. The campaign has taken the form of extra-judicial killings, arrests, intimidation (including torture), abuse of domestic law, destruction of the organisation’s property, and restrictions on lawful activities.
The persecution of the movement has been characterised by massive state repression of its activities. Moreover none of the officials responsible for committing serious human rights abuses have been held accountable for their actions. This report provides a detailed but non-exhaustive summary of state breaches of the ICCPR in respect of the ongoing crackdown on the Islamic Movement of Nigeria dating from 2014.