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Letter to Mr President: Uphold the rule of law and release Shiakh Zakzaky. PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 09 January 2017 15:18

January 8th, 2017.
H.E. President Muhammadu Buhari
President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Office of the President
Aso Rock, Abuja

Dear President Buhari,

I am writing to you to urge you to secure the release of Shaikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, the Leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN).

I am sure you are aware that Zakzaky’s house was demolished and he was injured and arrested by the Nigerian military on 14 December 2015, and has been held since without any charges or a trial.

Since then Zakzaky has been under house arrest and applied to the High Court to be released. On 2 December 2016, the High Court ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to release Zakzaky within 45 days. The deadline is 15 January 2017 and we fear that the State Security Services will fail to release him on time duration set.

I urge you to pressure the DSS to release Shaikh Zakzaky in line with the court order and to ensure his safety from further attacks or arbitrary detention.
I urge you not to miss this opportunity to deliver justice and to demonstrate to the international community that Nigeria upholds the rule of law. It is important that the rule of law is applied and followed to avoid further staining the reputation of Nigeria.

Yours sincerely,
Muhd Isa Ahmad