Seyyed Abdolfattah Navvab

The representative of Iran's Leader for Hajj and Pilgrimage Affairs praised Nigeria's Leader of Shia Islamic Movement Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaki as a high-profile and influential personality in the country's Islamic community.

Iran PressMiddle East: Visiting two Nigerian women human rights activists in Mecca on Monday, Seyyed Abdolfattah Navvab expressed hope that the pressures against Sheikh Zakzaki decrease and that he could recover his health soon.

Mrs Amina Muhammed, the Sheikh's nephew, also for her part urged the representative of Iran's Leader for Hajj and Pilgrimage Affairs as human rights supporter to transfer the Sheikh to Iran for treatment, Iran Press reported.  

Sheikh Zakzaki and his wife were arrested on December 13, 2015, in a Nigerian military attack on a Husseiniyah in Zaria. Hundreds of Nigerian Shiites were also killed in the attack.

In recent months, as Zakahi's health has deteriorated in prison, human rights organizations have repeatedly called for the release of Nigeria's Shiite leader.

Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaki and his wife were sent to India for treatment, but in the Indian hospital, his treatment process was hampered.

On August 16, 2019, Sheikh Zakzaky returned to Nigeria without receiving any medical service in India.

Following Sheikh Zakzaky’s return to Nigeria, the  Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also in a statement revealed a plot by the Nigerian Government to kill the Shiite Leader of the Islamic Movement at the Medanta Hospital in New Delhi, India. 205/215

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