Despite being suppressed by security forces on Wednesday, Nigerian people again walked out to streets of Abuja, the capital city, to call for the immediate release of Sheikh Zakzaky

Iran Press/Africa: The Nigerian security forces shot dead two of Zakzaky's on the Wednesday protests, who were the members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) led by the Sheikh.  

The protesters were carrying pictures of Shieikh Zakzaky's as well as those who were murdered by the Nigerian government force.

Clashes erupted outside the National Assembly as protesters gathered there and then sought to enter the parliament to register a demand for the cleric’s release. Forty people were also arrested during the rally, Press TV reported.

Human rights activists and supporters of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, the illegally detained leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, held a protest rally in London on Wednesday demanding his immediate release from prison.

Sheikh Zakzaky, now in his mid-sixties, has been held in detention since December 2015 and was charged just in April 2018 with unlawful assembly and disruption of the public peace, allegations that rejected by Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN).

IMN spokesman Ibrahim Musa, emphasizing that Zakzaky should have been granted bail due to poor health and if government keep him in jail, the protest will continue in Abuja and across the country.

In 2016, Nigeria’s federal high court ordered his unconditional release from jail following a trial, but the government has so far refused to set him free.

Iranian professor condemns Nigerian ruler's 'barbaric' behavior

An Iranian University professor condemned the Nigerian rulers' behavior toward the Muslim leader, describing their behavior as 'barbaric'.

The faculty member of the Iranian University of Tarbiat Modaress Lotfallah Forouzandeh called on international community to  take action against the brutalities of the Nigerian rulers.

The professor also urged the Muslim countries to break silence and launch an international campaign against the ruling government of Nigeria.

He also called on Iran's Foreign Ministry to do support the Shia cleric Sheik Zakzaky and make all its attempt to release him from prison.203/215

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