Seizure of Sheikh Zakzaky's passport, court adjourns sitting

Abuja (IP) - The Federal High Court in Abuja has adjourned the case instituted by the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, and his wife, Mu'allima Zeenah Ibrahim, over the seizure and denial of their International Passport.

Iran PressAfrica: While speaking to journalists shortly after the Court hearing, Abubakar Marshal, the legal practitioner representing the applicants (Sheikh Zakzaky and wife), said: "We alleged, which is true that their passports were seized by the respondents, the DSS without a court order, it was seized without due administration of justice, without adherence with the rules of law. The two applicants are freed citizens of this country. They had been discharged and acquitted from the charges against them by Court."

Abubakar Marshall said that the case had been adjourned to 19 January 2022.

In December 2015, the Nigerian army raided Huseiniyya Baqiyhatullah, a Centre for Shi'a Religious activities And Sheikh Zakzaky's house in Zaria town in Kaduna State, killing hundreds of armless civilians, among them women and children. It wounded the leader of the IMN and his wife with gunshots, a massacre that has been condemned by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and other international activists.During an aborted trip for medical treatment in India in August 2019, the Nigerian authority seized their International Passports. It refused to hand them back despite the fact that Kaduna State High Court ordered their release on 28 July 2021.


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